TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Man City chief Cook involved in group to buy Newcastleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester City chief Garry Cook is involved in a group to buy Newcastle United.The Sun says Cook has already played a major role in the takeover at Wigan and has now moved on to this project.Who is funding the Cook group’s approach is unknown, but they are believed to be from the United States.Cook has strong business links there from his time at Nike and with a major e-sports group.He knows owner Mike Ashley from his years in football and the sportswear world, so he has an ‘in’ with the man who is now willing to sell the Magpies.
Man City boss Guardiola: We must finish better against Liverpoolby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has warned his players they must take their chances when they face Liverpool.Guardiola was speaking after victory at Southampton.”We missed a lot of chances. The game could’ve been six or seven. We have to score (more),” he said.”Liverpool are not going to give us this amount of chances. I’ve always had this feeling. We scored 106 goals last season – the best ever – but I thought we had to score more.”In every department I think we can improve. I said that two months ago when everybody said how beautiful and how handsome we were. There were many things I liked today.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Pogba would’ve thrived in Man Utd treble team – Sheringhamby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTeddy Sheringham believes that Paul Pogba would have fitted into Manchester United’s treble winning team.Pogba is the best outfield player in United’s current squad.But many fans have wondered if he’d get into the team with the likes of Paul Scholes and Roy Keane around.And now they have an answer from a man who played a key role in that 1999 squad.Sheringham told Stadium Astro: “I think he would because he is a very talented player.”He would have been brought back down to earth at the right times when he’s… not stepping out of line, because you’re not stepping out of line, you’re just not doing the right things at the right times.”That’s what made our team so good. We did all the right things at the right times.”There’s a lot of players who do the wrong things constantly. You have to do the right things at the right times for you to be part of a team.”I think he would have been told by the senior members, ‘pass the ball. Stop showing how good you are. We play as a team’.”The more you keep telling them, you hope that the penny drops.”There’s always times to do that bit of flashness, to get you out of a problem on the football pitch, but not every time you get it.”
demornay pierson elNebraska wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El was one of the top return men in the country last year as a true freshman, leading the nation in punt return yardage and tying for the top mark with three punt returns for touchdowns.Make no mistake though, Pierson-El is also a receiving threat. He caught 23 passes for 321 yards and four touchdowns last fall, and if this off-season video is any indication, the Huskers need to get him even more involved in the passing game in 2015. Here’s a clip of Pierson-El at what appears to be a high school field. He destroys his defender off the line, and at the top of his route, appears to almost levitate as he goes up to make the catch.Another body pic.twitter.com/bXIZHcwkKc— CallmeOak (@OkkyTheGee) May 19, 2015Seriously, check out that hang time. Ridiculous. Did we mention he’s only 5-foot-9? Nebraska fans have to be salivating at what Pierson-El may be able to do in the Big Ten this season.
AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 20: A general view from high in the stadium as the LSU Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 20, 2008 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Will Muschamp is intense. That is no revelation to those who have followed him at Florida, Texas, or his last stop at Auburn, where he earned the nickname “Boom” after a fiery, ‘not safe for work,’ reaction to a defensive stop. Muschamp has only been back at Auburn for a few months, but he’s already making a big impression on his players. Linebacker Kris Frost was asked about his new coordinator, and he did a pretty solid impression of “angry Will Muschamp.”#Auburn LB Kris Frost does his impression of Will Muschamp’s angry face. #WarEagle pic.twitter.com/jsfYJ5zZ1v— Dayne Young (@dayneyoung) July 13, 2015Of course, no one does Muschamp like Muschamp.This game clearly shows why #Auburn fans are excited about hiring #Muschamp as the DC. pic.twitter.com/MRIwNshLD7— SEC Football Facts (@SEC_Fball_Facts) January 1, 2015Florida fans are glad he’s gone, but we’re very happy that Muschamp is still in the SEC.
Tim TebowThis video is incredibly heartwarming, but you may need to view it with some tissues handy. Former Florida legend and Heisman-winning quarterback Tim Tebow visited Nathaniel, a patient at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville. Clearly, judging by his blanket, pillow and t-shirt, Nathaniel is a huge Gators fan. When Tebow walks in the room, the young boy’s reaction is immediate, and priceless. Watch for yourself. So AWESOME to watch Tim Tebow surprise our new friend Nathaniel at Wolfson Children’s Hospital! What an incredible young man!Posted by Tim Tebow Foundation on Tuesday, September 29, 2015That’s just awesome stuff, and not a surprise coming from Tebow. [ USA Today ]
Liverpool should be looking to replace James Milner with Youri Tielemans if the experienced performer moves on as a free agent this summer, says Danny Murphy.Changes are expected at Anfield once the 2018-19 campaign comes to a close.Jurgen Klopp’s side have finished as runners-up in the Premier League and reached the Champions League final, but they are aware of the need to seek continuous improvement. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? That process could see Milner leave at the end of his contract, as the ex-England international is now 33 years of age, with the Reds then seeking suitable cover.Murphy feels a Belgium international who starred during a loan spell at Leicester this season should be targeted, with Monaco reportedly open to offers of around £40 million ($50m) for Tielemans.“The big clubs are always looking at what is next and where to improve,” former Liverpool midfielder Murphy told your-promotional-code.co.uk .“Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be back, which is a big plus, he will practically be like a new signing.“Maybe they will let Milner go and one other. Then coming in, Tielemans has had a good season at Leicester, he can open a team up and I am sure Liverpool would love a player like that.“You have to be careful, obviously supporters always want new signings in, but you can’t bring in too many and upset the dynamic.“It is the manager’s biggest problem as he doesn’t want to upset too many players.“Signings would be good, but they don’t need too much to be honest. If they were to win the Champions League, it makes them a lot more attractive.”While calling for reinforcements in the middle of the park, Murphy believes that unsung heroes from a positive campaign at Anfield can be found in that area of the pitch.He added: “Jordan Henderson has had a strong end to the season, but over the course of the season [Georginio] Wijnaldum has been the most consistent midfielder.“It’s an area where there is a lot of competition and Klopp has mixed it up a lot but he [Wijnaldum] has the great ability where he can create chances and get forward but he is also very disciplined and very comfortable with the ball at his feet.“Of course, he got the plaudits after the Barcelona game, but I was talking about him even before that and he will be a certainty to play in the final.”Liverpool are set to face Tottenham in the Champions League final at Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid on Saturday. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Ryan Fraser claims to not “know what is happening” when it comes to his future, with the Bournemouth wideman continuing to be linked with a move to Arsenal.The 25-year-old is approaching the final year of his contract with the Cherries.No extension has been agreed as yet, meaning that all concerned have a big decision to make this summer. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Bournemouth may need to cash in while they can still ask for a sizeable fee, while Fraser must mull over where he wants to play his football in 2019-20.The Scotland international insists no definitive call has been made as yet, telling BBC Sport while away on Euro 2020 qualification duty: “The lads have been asking.”I don’t know myself so there’s no point thinking about it, wherever I’ll be, I’ll be. I don’t know what is happening. I’m not just saying that.”Fraser recorded eight goals and 15 assists across the 2018-19 campaign to register on the radar of Arsenal and other Premier League clubs.The Gunners have been urged to make a move, while the player himself has welcomed talk of interest from north London, but any transfer talk remains purely speculative for now.Fraser added: “Wherever I’ll be, if it’s Bournemouth or if it’s at somebody else, then all you can do is try your best and enjoy football.”If you think about anything else, I’ll probably have a bad game.”As things stand, Fraser is trying to keep his focus locked on international commitments.He helped Scotland to an important 2-1 win over Cyprus on Saturday, in what was his first outing since Bournemouth’s season came to a close on May 12, and is now preparing for a meeting with Belgium on Tuesday.”On Monday when we trained, I was a shambles, I was so bad,” said Fraser.”The lads were probably thinking, ‘I don’t think this is Ryan Fraser’.”I’m glad I played well against Cyprus. If I didn’t have that four weeks, I could’ve scored a couple. I would have probably scored my chances that I had. On Tuesday, I’ll be better.”
Following a disappointing last season in the Premier League where Southampton were in danger of relegation and only managed to finish in 16th place, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side will want to get preparations underway to get the new season started on a high note.They kick off the new campaign away at Burnley before hosting title challengers Liverpool in their first home match a week later.Chelsea and Manchester United also visit St Mary’s in the opening weeks of the campaign while on the final day newly-promoted Sheffield United travel to the south coast. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The Saints’ full 2019-20 Premier League fixture list can be found below.Southampton Premier League 2019-20 fixtures Date Time Match 10/08/2019 15:00 Burnley v Southampton 17/08/2019 15:00 Southampton v Liverpool 24/08/2019 15:00 Brighton v Southampton 31/08/2019 15:00 Southampton v Manchester United 14/09/2019 15:00 Sheffield United v Southampton 21/09/2019 15:00 Southampton v A.F.C. Bournemouth 28/09/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton 05/10/2019 15:00 Southampton v Chelsea 19/10/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Southampton 26/10/2019 15:00 Southampton v Leicester City 02/11/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Southampton 09/11/2019 15:00 Southampton v Everton 23/11/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Southampton 30/11/2019 15:00 Southampton v Watford 04/12/2019 19:45 Southampton v Norwich City 07/12/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Southampton 14/12/2019 15:00 Southampton v West Ham United 21/12/2019 15:00 Aston Villa v Southampton 26/12/2019 15:00 Chelsea v Southampton 28/12/2019 15:00 Southampton v Crystal Palace 01/01/2020 15:00 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur 11/01/2020 15:00 Leicester City v Southampton 18/01/2020 15:00 Southampton v Wolverhampton 22/01/2020 20:00 Crystal Palace v Southampton 01/02/2020 15:00 Liverpool v Southampton 08/02/2020 15:00 Southampton v Burnley 22/02/2020 15:00 Southampton v Aston Villa 29/02/2020 15:00 West Ham United v Southampton 07/03/2020 15:00 Southampton v Newcastle United 14/03/2020 15:00 Norwich City v Southampton 21/03/2020 15:00 Southampton v Arsenal 04/04/2020 15:00 Watford v Southampton 11/04/2020 15:00 Southampton v Manchester City 18/04/2020 15:00 Everton v Southampton 25/04/2020 15:00 Manchester United v Southampton 02/05/2020 15:00 Southampton v Brighton 09/05/2020 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Southampton 17/05/2020 15:00 Southampton v Sheffield United Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.