Another Juventus man tests positive for Covid-19

Juventus has announced that their Under 23 coach, Lamberto Zauli has tested positive for Covid-19.

The Italian giants have been rocked by coronavirus cases recently and Zauli is the latest to join that list.

The club statement claims that he is now self-isolating and they have followed the right protocols when something like this happens.

This includes separating the players and other staff who have tested negative from the rest of the public, while they continue training.

A Club statement via Football Italia reads: “Juventus Football Club announces that, during the checks provided for by the protocol in force, U23 coach Lamberto Zauli has tested positive for Covid 19.

 “In compliance with the regulations and the protocol, the team has entered, as of this moment, into fiduciary isolation. This procedure will allow all persons negative to the controls to carry out regular training and match activities, but with no … Read the rest

Four players who can replace Ansu Fati against Getafe

Ansu Fati is a lively player, one of the most entertaining in world football right now. At 17, he has already fulfilled a plethora of dreams. The Spanish international’s early career has consisted of scoring for Barcelona, becoming one of the main stars for Barça and Spain and winning the La Liga Player of the Month for his red-hot start to the season.

While cementing a starting spot for himself is excellent, but Fati cannot start every game – certainly not at 17. Having started the season in September with Spain, he has already clocked in considerable minutes for club and country. For his country, he has played four games, completing 250 minutes since his debut against Germany and for Barça, he started the first three games of the Blaugranas’ campaign but has not made it past the 70th minute in any of the three games.

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Must Watch: Behind the Scenes of the Stumpjumper EVO launch video

There are very few bike launch videos that elicit text messages from friends saying how awesome they were. However, the Stumpjumper EVO video resulted in exactly that. That’s because it was far more involved than your typical launch vid, and involved a creative story line, a custom built trail, and prosthetics to age the actors […]

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ANALYSIS: Assessing the Field – 2020 Eifel GP

The FIA Formula One World Championship returned to the Nürburgring for the first time since 2013 this weekend for the Eifel Grand Prix. Not only had it been seven years since the teams last touched down at the German circuit, Lewis Hamilton scored his 91st career win, matching the all time record previously set by Michael Schumacher in 2006, at the Chinese Grand Prix

The drama and excitement didn’t stop there: Renault DP World F1 Team celebrated their first podium since 2011, with Daniel Ricciardo taking to the third step of the podium and Nico Hulkenberg made yet another return to the BWT Racing Point Formula One Team, this time in place of Lance Stroll who was too unwell to compete. His call up to race was last minute on Saturday morning, with the German starting his stint in the RP20 during qualifying. 

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Even more cynical, greedy, and short-sighted

If you pay any scant attention to the news, it won’t have escaped you that we’re living in a time when many people feel like they can get away with all kinds of things – especially at a political level. I don’t need to go into details, and I know corruption, back-handers, and looking after your friends/donors/vested interests is not new. However, it feels like an era in which people are emboldened to be as brazen as they like because they see that consequences these days are basically hit and miss (with much more miss than hit).

What’s that? There’s a tender out to produce £200m worth of PPE for medical professionals during a worldwide pandemic. Who should we give this massive contract to? The company which has been doing this kind of work for years and years and has experience, professionalism, employees and a track record? Or, Honest Bob’s … Read the rest

Verdasco Ousts Murray In Cologne

Fernando Verdasco lost 13 of his first 14 clashes against Andy Murray. But on Tuesday evening in Cologne, the Spaniard earned his third consecutive victory against the former World No. 1.

The seven-time ATP Tour titlist overpowered Murray 6-4, 6-4 to reach the second round of the bett1HULKS Indoors. The 36-year-old will meet top seed and recent US Open finalist Alexander Zverev in the second round.

“This is a very important victory for me for many reasons,” Verdasco said on court after his win. “Playing against a player like Andy, we have been playing together for all our careers. We’ve had really tough battles over the years. It’s always a challenge and a motivation to play against someone like him. I’m very happy for that.”

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This is Verdasco’s first win since the Australian Open, where he reached the third round (l. to A. Zverev). The World No. … Read the rest

What Man United teammates truly think about Pogba's flirtation with Madrid

Manchester United star Paul Pogba was in the spotlight for the media following his comments on Real Madrid.

The French superstar publicly admitted that playing for the Spanish champions would be a dream come true.

It’s now the second time Pogba talked about Madrid so openly and fans are certainly sick of hearing about it.

In fairness to the World Cup winner, he did reveal United haven’t offered him a new deal and did state his desire to fight for his current club.

Perhaps the former Juventus man was trying to scare those at Old Trafford into action but it still rubbed off supporters the wrong way but apparently not his colleagues.

According to Manchester Evening News, Pogba’s teammates don’t think of him any less for openly flirting with Madrid and instead they still support him, believing he’s the Red Devils’ best player at the moment.

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Liverpool & United branded ‘absolutely vile’ by Ian Holloway for Project Big Picture

Grimsby Town manager Ian Holloway has criticised Project Big Picture – the proposed shakeup of English football led by the American owners of Liverpool and Manchester United.

The plans, which have been long in the making, would scrap the League Cup, cut the Premier League to 18 sides and provide more power regarding decisions to the Big Six – who create the most profit the game in the country.

Money would also be distributed down the pyramid, but all in all, it’s been received as an opportunistic power grab by most clubs outside England’s biggest.

Holloway branded it ‘absolutely vile,’ and purely a sign of ‘greed’ in a radio rant which has since gone viral.

We actually think there’s some good things in the proposals, especially trying to cut the number of meaningless games played – but reckon the timing of the announcement is a little crass – with multiple … Read the rest

What Mikel Arteta told Thomas Partey in first conversation after Arsenal transfer

Thomas Partey has opened up on the first thing that Mikel Arteta told him after he joined Arsenal on transfer Deadline Day in a press conference with the media today.

The BBC’s George Cummings posed the question to the 27-year-old in the star’s first experience with the English media.

As per the Independent, Arsenal’s hierarchy approved the move to trigger the midfielder’s £45m (€50m) release clause at Atletico Madrid after a personal request from Arteta.

Partey, who has returned to London following Ghana’s 5-1 win against Qatar yesterday, admitted that Arteta believes he can do the same thing for the Gunners that he did for Atleti.

The central midfielder reiterated that Arteta told him that he’s ‘seen him play’, with the Spaniard aware of what Partey can ‘give’ to the Arsenal team.

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Juventus have to win the Champions League, they can only underachieve for so long

Juventus have been unlucky sometimes and they have been embarrassing at other times when it comes to winning the Champions League.

However, excuses only work for so long and if one wants to get lucky then a visit to Online casino Canada is probably the better route because it will take more than luck to win the Champions League.

The Bianconeri came close to ending their wait for the coveted European trophy twice under Max Allegri, but each time they fell short.

They were beaten by Barcelona in the 2014/15 final and by Real Madrid in the 2016/17 final.

These have been the closest that they have come to winning the trophy since they last won it in 1996.

They signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid where he had won the competition on multiple occasions because they are desperate to win it, yet they were eliminated from the round of … Read the rest