About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Barnes: Current Liverpool best in 35 yearsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend John Barnes is excited by the team being put together by Jurgen Klopp.The Reds are six points clear at the top of the table after 19 rounds of fixtures and have yet to taste defeat in a League match this season.Barnes told BonusCodeBets.co.uk: “The team is more balanced than the point where we had Suarez, Coutinho, Sturridge and Sterling. They were very good attack-wise, but in terms of the balance between attack and defence, they probably didn’t work as hard or didn’t defend as comprehensively.”This is the best-balanced team that is capable of winning the Premier League.'”Even when we nearly won the Premier League in the season where Gerrard slipped, I think this is a better-balanced team and this team is more capable of winning because they also grind results out when they’re not playing well.”This is probably the most balanced Liverpool team I’ve seen in the last 20 to 35 years.”
Rivaldo raps Barcelona for ignoring kidsby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Barcelona star Rivaldo says management should focus more on their La Masia academy.Rivaldo believes the club’s young players deserve a better chance at making it.Asked about Jeison Murillo’s signing and the possible arrivals of Adrien Rabiot (PSG) and Frenkie De Jong (Ajax), Rivaldo said Barca “should look more at La Masia and less outside the club. Murillo arrived, they’re talking about Rabiot and De Jong… in my opinion the club doesn’t need to reinforce from outside. “They have an excellent structure and should focus on moving through new young talents.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bayern Munich veteran Robben: Van Dijk should be proud of his developmentby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich veteran Arjen Robben says Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk deserves great praise for his career progress.Van Dijk kicked off his career at FC Groningen and is now regarded among the world’s best centre-halves.Robben says his countryman should be proud for what he’s achieved.”He has made great strides lately, just look where he came from, and I think we should compliment him on his development,” said Robben.”Facing Van Dijk and Liverpool (in the Champions League) could not be more difficult.”
Brahim Diaz says he can handle Real Madrid pressureby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrahim Diaz says he can handle pressure of being a Real Madrid player.The 19-year-old former Manchester City midfielder had his official presentation on Monday and was able to train with his new teammates for the first time on Tuesday morning, though he was clearly still in a state of excitement about the move.”Real Madrid are the best club in the world and you have to perform at the highest level every week,” he said to Madrid’s official television channel.”Each week you must try to score goals and give assists and, above all, contribute to the team union that is what leads you to winning titles at the end.”There are great players and world stars here.”I’ve come from a big club, but this is another step forward.”Brahim provided an insight into where he believes he plays best, too.”[I’m comfortable] in all attacking positions,” he added.”I really like to play behind the striker because I’m a link-up player.”I like the attacking side of the game and being able to play one-twos, arriving from midfield and score goals.”Goals and assists are very important for a club like Real Madrid. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Barcelona announce latest injury suffered by Messiby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona have announced the injury suffered by Lionel Messi in victory over Villarreal.In a heavy blow, the Argentine has been diagnosed with an elongation in the adductor of his left leg.It remains to be seen whether or not the La Masia graduate will be ready to play against Getafe, although it is assumed at this moment that he will miss that match.What will follow is a race against time in order for him to be fully fit to face Inter in the Champions League on Wednesday.”The first team player, Lionel Messi, has an elongation in the adductor of his left thigh,” a club statement read.One positive is that an elongation is not a break and any absence for Messi will likely be shorter than it could have been. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Solskjaer convinced Man Utd on the right path: Not as bad as you think!by Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer remains convinced Manchester United are on the right path. Solskjaer thinks his side have performed well despite not getting positive results. The Red Devils are in tenth with nine points from seven games following the 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Monday.And Solskjaer says his side have been unlucky not to get more points from their performances.”There are many things we look at that gives me loads of confidence,” he said. “You can talk about performance, but results matter. “You can talk about results – I can talk about six out of seven good performances that weren’t as bad you thought.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Bournemouth set for Aston Villa payment after Mings debutby Freddie Taylor9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth are set to earn a windfall from Aston Villa as part of the Tyrone Mings transfer.When the player left to join Villa, there was a clause that included a payment after his first international appearance.Mings made his debut for England in the 6-0 win in Bulgaria this week.And the Telegraph says that it means Bournemouth will get an extra £250,000 from their Premier League rivals.The payments will continue if Mings plays three more games for England, as the clause stipulated £250,000 for each of his first four international appearances.Mings struggled for game time at Bournemouth, but has turned around his career since joining Villa. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool youngster Hoever aiming for big U17 World Cupby Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool youngster Ki-Jana Hoever is preparing for a big FIFA U17 World Cup.The talented defender will miss several weeks of action for the Reds as he seeks glory with the Netherlands in Brazil.”I’m really looking forward to it,” Hoever told Liverpoolfc.com.”It’s a big experience to go all the way to Brazil and play games over there in decent stadiums. I hope a lot of people will come to watch and we’ll have a crowd.”It’s a big thing in Holland, a lot of people watch it. It’s on one of the biggest television [networks] in Holland, it’s watched and it’s quite big.”Of course, if you win it or make it far, there’s a lot of attention.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
PISCATAWAY, NJ – SEPTEMBER 30: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes before a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on September 30, 2017 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey. Ohio State won 56-0. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)Earlier this week, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was stuck on a cruise ship for an extra day and a half because of foggy conditions down near Port Tampa Bay. Meyer and the other 2,500 passengers aboard Buckeye Cruise actually had to be escorted back to shore by the Coast Guard.The passengers were aboard Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas, and the the travel company has issued a very clever PR statement on the matter. Royal Caribbean jokingly tweeted that the vessel wasn’t having trouble, it was just navigating through the Gulf of Mexico to create script Ohio.Hey, @OSUCoachMeyer! Fog, schmog: we knew where we were going all along. Welcome back! #stuckatsea #bc4c pic.twitter.com/s0p81a1eU4— Royal Caribbean PR (@RoyalCaribPR) February 25, 2015Thankfully, everyone aboard the ship was unharmed.
LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 24: Clouds over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum turn pink in color as the sun sets during the Oregon State Beavers and USC Trojans college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)A former college football star and legendary USC Trojans icon has reportedly passed away.Willie Brown, a California native who starred for the Trojans in the 1960s and has since become a major part of USC’s program/campus, has unfortunately died, according to multiple reports.Multiple USC personnel shared the tough news on Twitter.“To the Trojan family, Our dearly beloved Coach Willie Brown a true legend has passed away this morning. Let’s make sure we keep his family lifted up in prayer.”“RIP to a great Trojan Willie Brown. He was an honorable man who dedicated his life to the betterment of the youth. So glad I got to say bye.”To the Trojan family, Our dearly beloved Coach Willie Brown a true legend has passed away this morning. Let’s make sure we keep his family lifted up in prayer. ??Much Love Pops#MyDearestFriend#RIP— Pops (@PopsUSC) July 26, 2018RIP to a great Trojan Willie Brown.He was an honorable man who dedicated his life to the betterment of the youth. So glad I got to say bye.— Alex Holmes (@Trojan81) July 26, 2018Here’s USC on Brown:Safe to say, Brown helped the baseball team, but his talents were more famously witnessed on the gridiron, as he became the first I-formation tailback in John McKay’s offense and helped the Trojans to their first national championship in 23 years in 1962. That year, the junior led the team in rushing, interceptions, punt returns and kickoff returns, and was the second leading receiver.“It was great for me,” he laughs. “I got the ball all the time. Everyone loved it because we could see that the defense didn’t know what to do. What John McKay did in installing that offense was revolutionary in college football. They were running me in motion and lining me up seven-yards deep. The things that he did from an innovation standpoint, other teams couldn’t handle.”This story encapsulates everything Brown did and meant to the USC family. It’s very much worth a read.RIP, Willie.