Man United risk losing wonder-goal scorer as PL interest heats up: report

Manchester United could reportedly lose Daniel James to Everton as they step up their desire to bring in attacking reinforcements in the next transfer window.

Although the Welsh prospect has become a scapegoat at Old Trafford, there’s still some belief amongst a minority of fans that he can come good and prove his worth as a squad player.

James was never meant to be a world-beater but his sensational form at the start of his United career essentially came back to haunt him.

His performances dipped strongly after that and he has since failed to recover but he did at least play plenty of minutes last season.

Carlo Ancelotti appears to be a fan of him and seems to be on the lookout for firepower in an effort to improve his options on the bench.

According to Football Insider, Everton were initially in the race with the Red Devils … Read the rest

Liverpool legend claims Thiago needs to prove himself before becoming a regular starter

Liverpool legend John Barnes believes Thiago is not automatically one of the first names on the Reds’ team-sheet as soon as he comes back from injury.

The former England international has suggested the Spaniard will have to earn his place in the starting eleven, with Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum presumably the preferred trio in midfield.

When you are playing regularly that is when you can cement your position within the team, but, due to injuries, Thiago hasn’t been able to do that and played only a handful of games,” Barnes told Bonus Code Bets.

He will be in contention to play, depending on the game. If Liverpool are facing opposition who defend in numbers and defend deep, then Thiago is the man who can create something from nothing.

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Video: More strife at Barcelona as fans surround Griezmann’s car and demand he respects Messi

The day after Lionel Messi was hounded at Barcelona airport and asked for his opinion on comments made by Antoine Griezmann’s former representative, Eric Olhats, the Frenchman has now felt the wrath of Barca fans when leaving training.

As Griezmann made his way out of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper in his car, it was surrounded by supporters who demanded that he respects Messi.

The last couple of days haven’t been great for Griezmann after presidential hopeful, Victor Font, suggested in an interview with Cadena Cope, cited by Football Espana, that he didn’t think the Frenchman’s signing was necessary.

A further Cadena Cope report on Thursday, mentioned on their official Twitter account and cited by Football Espana, noted Griezmann’s … Read the rest

Di Marzio claims ‘economic difficulties’ will hamper Juventus transfer

Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed that the speculated return of Paul Pogba to Juventus is unlikely, as the club simply cannot afford it.

The Old Lady have been strongly linked with the capture of their former star, further enhanced by the midfielder’s comments during the international break where he admitted to enduring tough times.

This has further added fuel to the speculative fire, with Manchester United having opted to trigger an extension in his playing contract in recent months, instead of entering into talks to improve the players terms and agree … Read the rest

Xavi says De Jong is capable of defining an era at Barcelona

Xavi spoke with Marca this Thursday. The Barcelona legend talked about Frenkie de Jong mainly. He went into the details concerning the Dutchman.

“I was very happy when De Jong signed for Barça; I congratulated him.”

Xavi | Marca

Barcelona legends speaking about their former employers’ signings is something that has been reiterated. A few weeks ago, Dani Alves praised Sergiño Dest in an interview where he spoke about many other subjects. Xavi praising and congratulating de Jong will do a lot of good for the Dutch youngster’s confdence.

“De Jong is capable of defining an era at Barcelona.”

“The best footballers in the world play for Barcelona and you need time to fit in. It was difficult for me and Iniesta when we were young. It’s difficult to make a difference at a big club when you’re young.”

Xavi | Marca

It’s fair to admit that the 23-year-old has … Read the rest

How Soccer In The US Is Organized!

The sport of chess as we know it immediately has its roots in the 2nd half of the 15th century emerging out of Southern Europe. Note that participant data are probably not complete for their careers. Gamers may come from or move to leagues we don’t presently cowl. This difficulty will go down over time, as we add new leagues and seasons. We are going to by no means sooner or later have less knowledge than we do today. FBref is at the moment ad-free. The one cost we will ask for is that you just let us know if you happen to discover a difficulty , so we can get higher and better. Cloud gaming with Xbox Sport Cross Final is on the market in 22 nations throughout North America and Europe, plus South Korea. This is the first stage of a multi-12 months journey and we will likely … Read the rest

Limar Alben mountain bike helmet provides next gen MIPS protection for

Limar’s new Alben MIPS mountain bike helmet delivers on a rare mix of lightweight, ventilation, full-spectrum protection, AND affordability. As more helmets incorporate conventional or next gen MIPS, or other alternative rotational impact protection, one thing generally remains constant – extra safety protection almost always comes at a premium… Limar Alben MIPS affordable mountain bike […]

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Interlull round-up + Willian’s dubious Dubai trip

Morning.

This Interlull is almost over. Here’s what I can glean from an Arsenal perspective in terms of our players being involved.

Spain beat Germany 6-0 (oof!), but Hector Bellerin was not involved in a game which provided substantial fodder for headline writers as the Germans hit ‘A new Low’, ‘An all time Low’, and other things which don’t really work because of the pronunciation but seem fine in print if you use ‘Low’ and not ‘Löw’. Perhaps there’s a tennis one to be made, but I’ve spent far too much time on this already.

Granit Xhaka would probably have played for (and in) Switzerland against Ukraine, but that game was called off hours before kick-off due to a number of positive tests for Covid-19 among the visiting players and staff. It’s almost as if significant groups of people travelling from one country to another is a bad idea in … Read the rest

Sebastian Vettel interview on his time with Ferrari: “Bottom line is that we failed”

How do you drive a race which you know that you can’t win?
Sebastian Vettel: “I still have the ambition to make the best out of it, also out of respect for the team. But I admit: If what you fought for in the past is no longer within reach, it is a different situation. Since it has been known that our paths (with Ferrari) are going separate ways, the situation has changed. I’m not as involved as I used to be. What really matters now is what affects me now; anything that goes beyond that should no longer interest me. Since it has been known that our paths (with Ferrari) are going separate ways, the situation has changed. I’m not as involved as I used to be. What really matters now is what affects me now; anything that goes beyond that should no longer interest me. We as a … Read the rest

Tsitsipas: Against Nadal, It’s ‘Every Man For Himself’

To get a sense of the mood and stakes leading into Thursday night’s win-and-advance, lose-and-go-home clash between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Rafael Nadal, scroll through the Greek millennial’s recent Instagram posts.

The defending Nitto ATP Finals champion’s first post upon arriving in London, before play started, was about being kind. After his first match, he posted, “Action first, prayer second”. And after his prayers were answered in his win against Andrey Rublev Tuesday, he set the stage perfectly for his must-win match against Nadal: “Every man for himself.”

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The Inferno—the first part of Dante Alighieri’s epic 14th Century poem describing his journey through the nine circles of Hell also could be a preview of what may be one of the matches of the season Thursday night. “There is no greater sorrow then to recall our times of joy in wretchedness.”

Tsitsipas said, in essence, after his win Tuesday that … Read the rest