Man Utd share price jumps after Mourinho sackingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United’s share price has jumped since the sacking of Jose Mourinho.Molde coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been named caretaker manager of United after the sacking of Mourinho.The stock market reacted “positively” to Mourinho’s dismissal on Tuesday with the club’s value increasing by £170m, Kieran Maguire, a lecturer at the University of Liverpool, said.“They’ve probably made money by sacking him,” he told Sky Sports News. “Manchester United, their success in the stock market and as a commercial entity, is very much based on delivering trophies on the pitch. They can’t go for a sustained time without that.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
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Kitson: Opposition will want to silence ‘dancing’ Man Utd midfielder Pogbaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Stoke City striker Peter Kitson says Paul Pogba is inviting trouble with his Manchester United goal celebrations.Kitson believes the midfielder’s celebratory dance routines will end up being “thrown back at him”.Pogba celebrated both of his two goals in United’s 4-0 win over Bournemouth with a selection of dance moves. He did similar against Huddersfield days earlier.”I think to protect himself as well,” Kitson told Astro SuperSport’s Sunday Night Live.”If you antagonise an opponent, you know, who’s perhaps having a bad game, and all he’s got left is a tackle on you, and he sees you do that…”You do that and antagonise people, you open yourself up on the pitch for someone to say, ‘Right, I’m not having that’. And there are a lot of players out there like that.”Asked if he would have encouraged Pogba to celebrate so flamboyantly, he added: “No, I wouldn’t but I come from a different era of playing.”This is the modern age, there’s social media – the football and the brand. When I played it was just the football. I understand it, but it’s alien to me. I don’t really kind of get it.”It’ll get thrown back at him eventually because they’ll lose a big game and it’ll be like, dance now then. You open yourself up, unnecessarily, I think.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Crystal Palace midfielder Riedewald a target for Celta Vigoby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace midfielder Jairo Riedewald is a target for Celta Vigo.The Daily Mail says Riedewald is a target for Spanish side Celta Vigo. The 22-year-old, who was signed by Frank de Boer for £7.9m, has also had interest from Middlesbrough.If Riedewald is to depart it will bring an underwhelming stint at the Eagles to an end. He arrived at the club 18 months ago to much fanfare as a Dutch international, joining from Ajax for £8m. But de Boer was sacked before Riedewald could establish himself and the versatile youngster has failed to nail down a place in the first team under Roy Hodgson. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
IG/chadkelly_10It has been a very interesting year for new Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly. The former blue-chip prospect was kicked off of the team at Clemson in June, went to junior college and committed to Ole Miss in December, and got into hot water after a bar fight in Buffalo. Ole Miss stuck with the talented quarterback, however, and this week head coach Hugh Freeze brought him on a mission trip to Haiti. To Kelly’s credit, he seems to be getting a lot out of the experience.Hopefully Kelly has turned over a new leaf after a very trying 2014. If he pans out on and off the field, it could be a coup for the Rebels.
ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines leads his team onto the field before the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)For weeks, Jim Harbaugh has been on the road, hitting satellite camps all over the country. Other Michigan assistants braved some horrible weather to teach football to players out in Australia a few weeks back. Michigan clearly believes it is gaining an advantage on the recruiting trail by hosting and participating in these camps, but it doesn’t come without a pretty hefty price tag. According to athletic director Warde Manuel, the whole thing is expected to cost around $350,000.Michigan AD Warde Manuel says after Regents meeting that U-M football’s satellite camp tour is expected to cost roughly $350,000.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) June 16, 2016 The real question: how much of this is Harbaugh’s eclectic collection of regionally-specific jerseys?MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitale
A judge has declared Barcelona eligible to continue in the Copa del Rey after Levante’s complaint over an ineligible player was deemed to have been filed too late. Levante initially filed a complaint on Friday over Barca defender Chumi, who played in the first leg of the clubs’ last-16 tie last Thursday. The game, which Levante won 2-1, featured the defender, who was set to serve a suspension with Barcelona B the following weekend. 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? Because of Chumi’s participation in the match, Levante argued that Barcelona should have been disqualified from the tournament due to fielding an ineligible player .Judge Carmen Perez, however, declared Levante’s complaint to be filed too late on Friday, after Barca defeated the Valencia-based side 3-0 in the return leg on Thursday to advance to the competition’s last eight. “The sole judge of Competition, Carmen Perez, considers in accordance with the regulations in effect in the RFEF that the complaint presented by Levante UD at 9:33 am on this Friday has been received outside the established deadline,” a statement from the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) read on Friday.”Once the complaint and the corresponding allegations have been studied, the single judge of Competition has decided to maintain the result of the tie and keep FC Barcelona in the draw for the quarter-finals of this afternoon for the reasons previously stated.”That draw took place on Friday, and Barcelona were paired with Sevilla in a rematch of last season’s final.Elsewhere Real Madrid will take on Girona, who knocked out Atletico Madrid in the last 16, Valencia will face Getafe and Real Betis were drawn against Espanyol.Barcelona are looking to win the competition for the fifth consecutive season.Full quarter-final draw (ties to take place over two legs) Real Madrid vs GironaGetafe vs ValenciaSevilla vs BarcelonaEspanyol vs Real Betis
Northern Ireland will feel confident of maintaining their perfect start to their Euro 2020 Qualifying campaign when they travel to Belarus, who are marooned at the bottom of Group C without a point.Michael O’Neill’s side have beaten Belarus already, by a 2-1 scoreline at home, as well as Estonia twice.The goal the White Wings scored that night is the only one they have managed so far, losing 4-0 and 2-0 against Netherlands and Germany either side of that game. 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? Game Belarus vs Northern Ireland Date Tuesday, June 11 Time 7:45pm BST / 2:45pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched on ESPN3. It can be streamed via Univision Deportes En Vivo US TV channel Online stream ESPN3 Univision Deportes En Vivo In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Premier League and it can be streamed from Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Belarus squad Goalkeepers Hutar, Klimovich, Pavlyuchenko Defenders Martynovich, Shitov, Palyakow, Valadzko, Veratsila, Naumov, Volkov, Pyachenin Midfielders Kislyak, Drahun, Stasevich, Nyakhaychyk, Mayewski, Korzun, Kavalyow, Gromyko Forwards Gordeichuk, Laptsew, Skavysh, Shikava Igor Kriushenko has no major injury concerns and could keep faith with the same 11 players who were beaten 2-0 by Germany last time out.Possible Belarus starting XI: Hutar; Shitov, Palyakow, Martynovich, Naumov, Valadzko; Gromyko, Mayewski, Drahun; Laptsew, Kavalyow Position Northern Ireland squad Goalkeepers McGovern, Peacock-Farrell, Hazard Defenders Hughes, McAuley, J. Evans, Cathcart, McLaughlin, Lewis, Smith, Flanagan, Ballard Midfielders McNair, Davis, McGinn, C. Evans, Ferguson, Dallas, Saville, Jones, Whyte, Thompson, Sykes Forwards Lafferty, Magennis, Washington, Boyce, Smyth Conor Washington and Josh Magennis both scored after being introduced from the bench while Northern Ireland were trailing against Estonia last time out, with Jordan Jones setting up the latter, and all three could be rewarded with starts against Belarus.Liam Boyce was hooked at half-time in that game after a poor showing up front and is likely to be dropped.Possible Northern Ireland starting XI: Peacock-Farrell; Dallas, Cathcart, Evans, Lewis; McNair, Davis, Saville; Jones, Magennis, WashingtonBetting & Match Odds Northern Ireland are the favourites in this one with Bet365, priced at 13/8. Both a Belarus win and a draw are available at 21/10.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Northern Ireland could keep their 100% Euro 2020 Qualifying record intact and stay atop Group C with a win over rock-bottom Belarus at the Borisov Arena.They lead both Germany and the Netherlands but have played a game more than their qualification rivals.Michael O’Neill’s side have also been fortunate enough to avoid playing either of the two favourites for automatic qualification so far.Late goals from substitutes Conor Washington and Josh Magennis saw them maintain their perfect start with a 2-1 win in Estonia on Saturday and the pair – along with fellow substitute Jones – will hope to start this one.”It was a difficult game in Belfast [against Belarus],” O’Neill said.”I thought we had a lot of control of the game and then we gave away a slightly unfortunate goal after we had gone ahead and whilst we always felt that we could win the game we had to go virtually until the last few minutes to do it.”As Estonia showed the other night, Belarus will look at this as a game they can potentially take points from and with that in mind I think it will be an extremely difficult match.”Mentally we’re in a good place because we won the last game, the mental tiredness is not the same, so that should be the key factor for us. We’re looking forward to the game and we’ve everything to gain by trying to go out and get another three points.”The Green and White army have beaten Belarus on both previous occasions they have played them, scoring five goals via five different goalscorers.Belarus, despite being bottom after three successive defeats from three qualification games, are still in with a shot of qualifying for Euro 2020, as their promotion from League D to League C in the Nations League has earned them a guaranteed playoff spot.Northern Ireland are not so lucky, and the magnitude of taking maximum points from the first four games is not lost on O’Neill.”A win [against Belarus] means that all of the next four games have huge significance,” O’Neill added.”It really means that you will go into the last two games, game seven and eight, with a chance of qualification regardless of what happens in between and that’s the significance.”
The U.S. women’s national team may be on course for a historic fourth World Cup title, but they still make a fraction of what their male counterparts make despite having achieved so much more. The USWNT fought for a raise and received one in 2017, when players saw an undisclosed salary hike. Despite the pay rise, the USWNT still make drastically less than the men’s team, even though they are far more successful. The USWNT have won three World Cups and four Olympic gold medals. The men’s team haven’t won an Olympic medal in more than a century, were knocked out at the last-16 phase in the 2014 World Cup and failed to even qualify for the 2018 edition in Russia. 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? And earlier this year, the USWNT team filed a lawsuit against U.S. Soccer, seeking better pay for women, who reportedly earned 38 per cent of what their male counterparts make . Their lawsuit stipulated that if each team played and won 20 exhibition games in a year, “female WNT players would earn a maximum of $99,000 or $4,950 per game, while similarly situated male MNT players would earn an average of $263,320 or $13,166 per game”.U.S. Soccer disputes the discrimination allegations in the lawsuit and insists pay is based on differing revenue between the men and women’s teams.Most of the USWNT play at the club level in the National Women’s Soccer League (NSWL), with minimum yearly salaries in the region of $16,538, and the maximum salary rising to $46,200 since January 2019.This means that the minimum salary for NWSL players doesn’t meet the living wage. Meanwhile, the minimum yearly salary for the first 24 players on each MLS roster rose from $67,500 in 2018 to $70,250 in 2019. The minimum for remaining players, who must be 24 or younger, was increased from $54,500 in 2018 and $56,250 in 2019.U.S. Soccer subsidizes the NWSL, which would not exist without its financial support, whereas MLS is self-sufficient. NWSL is in its sixth season and salaries in MLS (now in its 24th season) were similarly low when it was in its infancy.USWNT compensation works differently than organisations across the world. Usually what happens is that a club pays a player a salary, and the national federation then compensates the player for appearances on the international level. For the USWNT, however, it’s the federation (U.S. Soccer) that pays the club salary; the women then draw a second salary for their national play, which is a departure from the men’s team. Star player Morgan is arguably her country’s most recognizable hero, and is reported by Money to be earning upwards of $1 million annually. Morgan’s net worth is estimated to be over $3m according to Celebrity Net Worth, and Time named her the highest paid American female soccer player in June 2015, attributed mostly to her endorsement deals, having signed partnerships with businesses like Nike, Panasonic and AT&T among others.Her teammate Julie Ertz also has an estimated net worth of $3m, but these two are by far the outliers of their team in terms of wages.Morgan is considered one of the world’s greatest female athletes, but Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi – who each earn over $100m in salaries – make 100 times more than she does.It’s impossible to calculate what an average USWNT player would make due to their different sponsorship deals and bonuses, but it’s fair to say that should they win the World Cup this summer in France, the top players could earn over $400,000 overall this year – with the average possibly coming in closer to $500,000. This also comes before endorsement deals, which can add hundreds of thousands of dollars more for star players. But this doesn’t take into account the significantly smaller cash pool that the Women’s World Cup earners are awarded compared to the men’s tournament . They will earn just 7.5% of what their male counterparts would earn.USWNT goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris told the New York Times she expects to earn “between $300,000 and $400,000” in 2019, though another unnamed USWNT player estimated she’d make $167,500.Former USWNT goalkeeper Hope Solo is reported to have earned $240,019 with the national team in 2015 by FiveThirtyEight, compared to USMNT players Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard, who earned $428,022 and $398,495 respectively. The same outlet says Carli Lloyd made $366,000 in 2015 after adding up all of her bonus money, appearance fees, and other income related to the World Cup and other tournaments. This is an addition to her salary for being on the national team, and what she made for playing in the NWSL. That is almost as much as what Manchester United player Alexis Sanchez makes on a weekly basis, at £350,000 a week ($440,000). It seems like a decent amount of money, and it is, but it still pales in comparison to what their USMNT counterparts have been making annually.Twenty-year-old USMNT star Christian Pulisic is set to take a hefty pay rise from his $1.1m per year contract with Borussia Dortmund following his £58m ($74m) move to Chelsea, which made him the most expensive American soccer player of all time.Toronto FC and USMNT midfielder Michael Bradley earns a $6m salary and $6.5m total compensation.
Former Manchester United captain Paul Ince has criticised the attitude of the Red Devils players and questioned the way the club is being run in an explosive open letter to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.The former England international has accused the Old Trafford outfit of not being able to control the behaviour of their players, saying things would be different if Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge.Ince also criticised individuals, labelling Jesse Lingard “bang average” and among a number of players who “think they’re bigger than the club”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? He also slammed France midfielder Paul Pogba for his “sly comments” to the media at the end of last season suggesting that he wanted to leave the club.”There’s just so much about Manchester United that isn’t right,” Ince told Paddy Power magazine. “The footballing decisions have been mental for a few years now.”The club has fallen far behind the pack. I’d like to think that they will recover, but I think we could be waiting a while.”United are back in the Europa League, which is depressing to even think about it, never mind speak about.”You’ve got to realise that, while United have fallen behind, City and Liverpool have kept advancing. Don’t think for one minute that those teams will give United any chance to catch up, they’ll only slip further behind.”It’s all about personnel for United now. How you improve not only the team but the club, from the top down. You have to start again from fresh.“For me, a lot of the issues come down to the attitude of the squad. The players are doing exactly what they want, when they want, and there’s no control from above.“It wouldn’t happen under Fergie and it wouldn’t happen under Pep Guardiola. Players are dictating to you and the board what they want – and that’s not on.”I get it. You’re a banker – not a football man. You’re absolutely fantastic at bringing in profit and sponsorship deals but you can’t just keep throwing money away on players.”You need someone in who gets football, who has the presence to deal with these players and tell them they can’t demand X, Y and Z from United. Tell them where to stick it.”Players like Jesse Lingard think they’re bigger than the club and the manager. If Fergie was in charge they wouldn’t be doing it, they wouldn’t even still be at the club.“Jesse has been bang average this year and if I’d performed the way he did last season the last thing I would do is post anything on social media. The way he played last season he should be embarrassed.”Then there’s Pogba – the man you spent £89 million on. Why did he wait until the end of the season to say he wants to go with a sly comment in the press? If you’re gonna say it, say it in front of those thousands of fans who go to watch you.”The former England international also questioned the appointment of boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, saying someone with more experience should have been given the role in the aftermath of Jose Mourinho’s sacking.The Norwegian, also a former United player, succeeded Mourinho initial on a caretaker basis late last year before landing the permanent job in March.Solskjaer says he wants to change the philosophy at the club and focus on developing young players rather than more established stars, highlighted by the summer signings of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James.But Ince believes that strategy is a mistake, though he says United must stick with Solskjaer for now in order to break the cycle of hiring and firing managers.”On transfer business. I hear people say you need to get players in that will work hard and run around for the club – but it’s not about that,” Ince added.“I can come in now and work hard and run about, even at my age. I mean, I wouldn’t last five minutes, but that’s not the criteria that you should want. It’s about quality players with the right spirit and attitude.“Aaron Wan-Bissaka was signed for £55m, a lot of money for a full-back. Ole said he wanted to go down the route of bringing in younger, fresher talent and building the team that way – but that’s not the way to go.“Do you see many youth players in Manchester City ’s team except Phil Foden? No, and they just won the league.“Liverpool have a couple, but the majority of their team are senior, experienced players interspersed with youth.“Youth players today aren’t the likes of David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs. There’s just not that much coming through the academy.“Yes, pick two or three youngsters but then integrate them with top class, top quality senior players – don’t rely on it.“Then there’s the manager. I said last season you should’ve gone with someone more experienced and I stand by that.“But you have made your bed and now have to lie in it. You have tried the whole binning a manager after a year thing and it’s not worked. Now you have to stick with Ole.”United begin their new Premier League campaign on Sunday when they host Chelsea at Old Trafford. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
DALLAS, TX – OCTOBER 06: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns looks for an open receiver against the Oklahoma Sooners in the first half of the 2018 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 6, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)After his team’s win over Iowa State, Texas defensive lineman Breckyn Hager gave a colorful interview, which included a shot at Oklahoma’s defense. He also threw in an “OU sucks” for good measure.Well, it doesn’t look like the Big 12 is thrilled about it. Monday, the conference issued a statement on Hager’s comments, asking him to apologize for them.The Big 12 says he’ll be “expected” to apologize. We have no idea if that means he’ll follow through.I told Breckyn Hager that kansas scored 40 on Oklahoma. “But OU has no defense” he responded.He then looked at the clock. “And what time is it? It’s 11:12 … and OU still sucks.”See? Rivalries can still be fun. pic.twitter.com/4NbWoXkjHj— Bob Ballou (@BobBallouSports) November 18, 2018Here’s the Big 12’s statement:“Breckyn Hager violated the Conference rule that prohibits coaches, student-athletes, athletic department staff and university personnel from making negative comments about other member institutions for his remarks about the University of Oklahoma,” said Bowlsby. “This is Mr. Hager’s second violation of the Conference sportsmanship rules and therefore, he is receiving a public reprimand and will be expected to issue a public apology for his inappropriate comments.”If Texas beats Kansas and Oklahoma beats West Virginia, the two will meet again in the Big 12 title game. The war of words may have already begun.