Transfers De Bruyne drops future hint amid Man City contract talks Chris Burton 16:26 1/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Manchester City Kevin De Bruyne Premier League The Belgian star has been in sensational form this season and has suggested that he will soon commit to fresh terms with the Premier League leaders Kevin De Bruyne has hinted that he will be signing a new contract at Manchester City, stating that he has “no feeling to go anywhere else”.Goal revealed back in December that the Belgium international is to be offered a six-year deal which includes a whopping €10 million signing-on bonus.No paperwork has been penned since then, with De Bruyne recently revealing that he is “still in negotiations” with City regarding fresh terms. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The 26-year-old midfielder has, however, suggested that he will be committing to the Premier League leaders as he is feeling settled at the Etihad Stadium.De Bruyne said in the Daily Star: “I made the right decision in coming to City and my family feels the same, so everything is good.“The team is going in the right direction and that is also important.“I always say in football that a lot of things can happen very quickly but I’m very happy here and the people at the club know that.“I’ve no feeling to go anywhere else and I enjoy being part of the project here and playing the kind of football we are playing.”De Bruyne, who had previously taken in a forgettable spell in England at Chelsea, joined City for £55 million in the summer of 2015.He has been a revelation since returning to the Premier League, with nobody able to match the remarkable assist numbers he continues to post.Pep Guardiola is currently benefitting from that skill set, while Belgium are hoping that a key figure will be at his talismanic best when they head to the World Cup finals in Russia this summer.On that challenge, with Roberto Martinez’s side set to face England in the group stage, De Bruyne added: “I feel good and it makes a difference having a good break before the season starts.“I don’t ever really remember having a good break before a new season. This time, I had four weeks, which was massive for me.“That helps you feel re-energised. You don’t get a lot of downtime as a footballer and before this season, I’d only been having two weeks in the summer to rest, so that was good.”There is no rest time for De Bruyne at the moment, though, with his next outing set to see him try and help City break their Anfield hoodoo with a Premier League trip to Liverpool.
Transfers Aston Villa take Man Utd defender Tuanzebe on loan Harry Sherlock 22:11 1/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Transfers Manchester United Aston Villa Premier League Championship The 20-year-old has struggled for minutes at Old Trafford this season and will now focus on aiding the Villans promotion charge Aston Villa have completed the loan signing of Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe, the club have confirmed.The versatile 20-year-old moves to Villa Park for the remainder of the season, having made just three appearances for Jose Mourinho’s side this season.Tuanzebe, who can play in both defence and midfield, has played just one Premier League minute in 2017-18 – in a 2-0 win over Everton in January – while he also played 18 minutes on the wing in United’s Champions League victory over CSKA Moscow, along with the full 90 in the EFL Cup victory over Swansea City. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “I am delighted to be here,” he told Villa’s official website.“It’s an exciting time at this football club and everyone is pushing for promotion – that’s the big aim, you can feel that here.“I am determined to help this club achieve its goal.”Villa are currently fourth in the Championship, 12 points behind leaders Wolves. They sit just three points behind second-placed Derby County, however.
Transfers January transfer news & rumours: Chelsea & Arsenal agree £15m Giroud fee Last updated 1 year ago 05:30 1/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(11) Transfers Premier League Ligue 1 Primera División Bundesliga Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond as we head into the winter window Chelsea and Arsenal agree Giroud feeHaving missed out on signing Edin Dzeko, Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, reports Gianluca DiMarzio .The Blues were unable to land Roma striker Dzeko and have now shaken hands on a £15 million fee plus incentives for the France international.The move will enable Michy Batshuayi to leave Stamford Bridge on loan, with Borussia Dortmund linked witht the Belgian. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player West Brom land Sturridge on loanDaniel Sturridge has joined West Brom on loan from Liverpool, with the Baggies beating Inter and Premier League rivals Newcastle United to the striker’s signature. Both clubs have confirmed the deal with West Brom paying a £2 million loan fee and the entirety of Sturridge’s £120,000 a week wagesNewcastle appeared to be in the lead for Sturridge, only to have West Brom emerge as the actual destination for the England international.Read the full story on Goal! Chelsea’s Musonda joins Celtic on loanCharly Musonda has completed an 18-month long loan move from Chelsea to Scottish Premiership giants Celtic, the clubs have confirmed.Celtic beat a host of clubs to the 21-year-old midfielder, including Real Betis, Leganes and Nottingham Forest, whilst several English clubs were also thought to be interested.Read the full story on Goal! Watford take Deulofeu on loanBarcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu is heading back to England having agreed a loan move to Watford for the remainder of the 2017-18 season.The Hornets will pay the entirety of Deulofeu’s salary in addition to a €1 million fee.Deulofeu previous played two season with Everton before going out on loan to AC Milan in 2016-17 and returning to Barcelona prior to the current campaign.Read the full story on Goal! Lucas travels to London complete Spurs moveParis Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura is travelling to London to complete a £25 million move to Tottenham, Goal understands.The winger is not in PSG boss Unai Emery’s plans, with the manager telling the attacker to find a new club due to lack of available playing time.While Manchester United and Arsenal have been linked to Lucas, Lucas is headed to London to undergo a medical at Spurs that will take place Tuesday.Read the full story on Goal! Madrid to anger Ronaldo and pay Neymar €50m per year Real Madrid are prepared to make Neymar the highest-paid player on the planet if they can sign him from Paris Saint-Germain, according to Don Balon .Los Blancos would need to part with a fee of €300 million to get PSG to part with the former Barcelona star and then hand him a salary approaching €50m per season.That could set up a conflict with Cristiano Ronaldo who makes €25m per season and wants a new contract.Emerson set for Chelsea medicalEmerson Palmieri will travel to London for a medical as he looks to complete a £17.5 million move to Chelsea, Goal understands.The left-back has agreed a four-and-a-half year deal with Antonio Conte’s side and will be their second signing of the January window after Ross Barkley.Read the full story here! Chelsea loan Rahman back to SchalkeChelsea’s Baba Rahman has returned to Schalke on an 18 month loan deal, it has been confirmed.The full-back was sent on loan to the German club at the start of last season but saw his season ended early when he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament tear in January.Now fit once again, the left-back is set for an extended period in Gelsenkirchen. Read the full story on Goal! Man City pay Laporte release clauseAthletic Club have confirmed Manchester City have paid the €65 million clause for Aymeric Laporte.The centre-back has said his goodbyes to the club as City plan to confirm his arrival on Tuesday as their first signing of the January window.Read the full story on Goal! Emery confused by Pastore commentsParis Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery claims Javier Pastore’s comments about leaving the club do not match his own conversations with the player.Pastore had previously stated he was interested in a move away from the Ligue 1 giants in the hope of securing playing time to earn a spot in Argentina’s 2018 World Cup squad.However, Emery claims he wants the playmaker to remain in the French capital for the remainder of the season.Read the full story on Goal! Man Utd won’t block Ibra exitJose Mourinho will not prevent Zlatan Ibrahimovic from leaving Manchester United if the Swedish striker expresses a desire to move on.The 36-year-old frontman has struggled to fully recover from knee ligament surgery since linking back up with the Red Devils.He is now being heavily linked with MLS side the LA Galaxy and Jose Mourinho will clear the path for a move if he wishes to head to America.Read the full story on Goal. Spurs in race against time to secure Lucas MouraTottenham are facing a race against time to sign Lucas Moura before the January window closes on Wednesday, reports ESPN .The north London club are yet to agree a fee with PSG, with the French club wanting €30 million for the Brazilian winger, although they could well settle on a deal at €25m.Should a transfer fee be agreed, Spurs will then need to sort out a work permit for the player, with the 11pm BST Wednesday deadline fast approaching.Juve’s Can talks ‘well underway’Talks between Juventus and Liverpool midfielder Emre Can are progressing well, according to the Serie A champions’ chief executive Giuseppe Marotta.The Germany international has long been linked with a move to Turin and is free to discuss terms with the club as he has entered the final six months of his contract at Anfield.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted to DAZN on Saturday there was a good chance Can would allow his contract to run down rather than sign an extension, although he insisted the player would not leave during the January transfer window.Read the full story on Goal right here! No Man Utd exit thoughts for MataJuan Mata is happy at Manchester United and is not thinking about leaving the club following the signing of Alexis Sanchez.The Spaniard is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with a return to Valencia, but United are expected to trigger a one-year option in his deal.Read the full story on Goal right here! Batshuayi to join Dortmund on loanChelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is to join Borussia Dortmund on loan as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang prepares to complete his move to Arsenal, according to Bild . Arsenal have agreed a £55 million fee with Dortmund to sign Aubameyang and the Gabon international could finalise his transfer to Emirates Stadium on Monday.Dortmund have been looking for a replacement and, after Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud decided to remain in England, the Bundesliga club have turned to Batshuayi.Belgium international Batshuayi has acknowledged his future is in the hands of Chelsea boss Antonio Conte , but he looks set to head to Dortmund for the rest of the season.PSG won’t block Pastore exitParis Saint-Germain remain reluctant to part with Javier Pastore but will sanction a transfer if the terms are right, claims his agent.The Argentine playmaker has been linked with a move away from Parc des Princes for some time now amid fierce competition for places.Liverpool and Tottenham are reported to be interested in Pastore, but Inter Milan are favourites to agree a deal before the January transfer deadline.Read the full story on Goal right here! Brandt deal to frustrate Liverpool & BarcaJulian Brandt is open to signing a new contract to commit his future to Bayer Leverkusen despite being linked to European giants including Barcelona, Liverpool and Bayern Munich. Germany international Brandt told Omnisport in October it was an “honour” to be linked with Barcelona , while Bayern hold a long-term interest in the 21-year-old.But, with Leverkusen on track to return to the Champions League after finishing in the bottom half of the Bundesliga last season, Brandt could remain at the BayArena.Read the full story on Goal right here! Arsenal close in on £60m Auba signingArsenal are on the verge of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund after the clubs agreed a £60 million fee in principle for the Gabon international, Goal understands.Aubameyang, 28, has been subject of negotiations between the Gunners and Dortmund for several weeks, with Arsenal refusing to meet the Bundesliga side’s £70m asking price.Read Chris Wheatley’s full report on Goal ! Gala consider new Fellaini approachGalatasaray could come back in for Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini before the close of the transfer window, reports the Manchester Evening News .Badou Ndiaye could be on his way out of the Turkish club after the Stoke City target was left out of Galatasaray’s squad to face Osmanlispor on Sunday.If Ndiaye leaves, then Galatasaray are reportedly ready to make a fresh approach for Fellaini, who is out of contract at United at the end of the season. Man City ready to join £100m club amid Hazard linksManchester City are ready to splash out £100 million on a transfer, with Chelsea winger Eden Hazard a potential summer addition.Goal understands Pep Guardiola’s side do have an interest in signing the Belgian although regardless of whether they manage to lure him to the Etihad Stadium, the club will eventually break the £100m barrier for a player.Read Sam Lee’s full report on Goal ! De Gea ‘very happy’ at Man UtdDavid de Gea has revealed that he is “very happy” at Manchester United despite transfer links with Real Madrid.The Spaniard has long been linked with a move to Zinedine Zidane’s side, who are reportedly ready to try to land the 27-year-old again in the summer, but he remains happy with life at Old Trafford.Read the full story on Goal ! Laporte set for Man City medical on MondayAymeric Laporte could be a Manchester City player as early as Monday, the Mirror reports.The Athletic Bilbao defender has long been linked with a move to Pep Guardiola’s side and is now said to have bid his Liga team-mates farewell ahead of a trip to Manchester to complete a medical.Laporte, 23, who was left out of the Basque club’s squad which drew 1-1 with Eibar on Friday, will cost City €57 million.Ibrahimovic nears Galaxy move The LA Galaxy are closing in on a move for Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to ESPN FC .United’s recent addition of Alexis Sanchez has further limited Ibrahimovic’s prospects for playing time, opening up the possibility that the Sweden international will head to MLS.The Galaxy reportedly would not use one of their big-money designated player slots on Ibrahimovic, whose income could be augmented by sponsors or other outside sources.Decisive day in Dzeko talksChelsea’s ongoing pursuit of Edin Dzeko will reach decision day on Monday, claims Premium Sport .The Blues have yet to put a deal in place for the Roma striker, but are still hoping to get an agreement over the line.If that happens, then Dzeko’s current club will reportedly look to Valencia’s former Juventus frontman Simone Zaza to plug their striking gap.Aubameyang’s Arsenal wages leakedArsenal are confident they can get a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over the line in the coming days despite having low-balled Dortmund on two occasions, claims the Mirror .Terms are said to have been agreed with Aubameyang himself over a three-and-a-half-year deal worth £180,000 per week, though the Gunners will need to pay BVB’s full asking price to land their man.Ronaldo standing in the way of Neymar moveReal Madrid will wait until 2019 to make a move for Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar, Don Balon claims.Standing in the way of a swifter conclusion is Cristiano Ronaldo, with it said that Madrid are finding it difficult to get the Portuguese, and his gargantuan wage bill, off of their books.As such, Florentino Perez is prepared to wait until 2019 — allegedly when Ronaldo will make a move to Major League Soccer — before making a serious move for the Brazilian.Mourinho’s Alexis-Rashford planJose Mourinho plans to seat Alexis Sanchez next to Marcus Rashford in the Old Trafford dressing room, according to the Sun .The move is designed to build up the partnership between the duo, who combined well on the former Arsenal star’s debut in the 4-0 FA Cup win over Yeovil.Monaco listening to Balde offersMonaco are willing to listen to offers for Liverpool and Arsenal target Keita Balde, according to the Daily Mirror .The 22-year-old winger joined the Ligue 1 side from Lazio this past summer for £30 million, but sporting director Michael Emenalo reportedly is ready to cash in on the Senegal international.Oxford heading back to Germany?West Ham midfielder Reece Oxford is set to rejoin Borussia Monchengladbach on loan for the remainder of the season, reports Kicker .The 19-year-old was recalled by the Hammers in December, after seeing a season-long agreement in Germany cut short, but he could be heading back to the Bundesliga. 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Real Madrid Can’t stop scoring! Real Madrid captain Ramos sets scoring record for La Liga defenders Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 05:38 2/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Getty Images Real Madrid Sergio Ramos Levante v Real Madrid Levante Primera División After heading home the opening goal at Levante, the centre-back became the first defender to score in 14 straight La Liga seasons Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has become the first defender in the history of La Liga to score in 14 consecutive seasons.The defender, a regular threat from set-pieces throughout his career, set the benchmark in Madrid’s game at Levante on Saturday.Returning from a calf injury, Ramos rose highest to head home a Toni Kroos right-wing corner after 11 minutes at Ciutat de Valencia. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player In addition, Ramos’ goal was his 50th for Madrid in La Liga, as Zinedine Zidane’s men sought a third straight league win.Fernando Hierro, who played for Real Madrid from 1989 to 2003, scored in 15 consecutive La Liga seasons but did not always play as a defender.Barcelona icon Lionel Messi is the only other player to have scored in 14 straight La Liga campaigns, while veteran Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz is hunting Ramos and the Argentina international down – he has hit the net for 13 seasons in a row.Ramos’ goal was cancelled out by an Emmanuel Boateng strike just before the half.Madrid took the lead again in the 81st minute when Karim Benzema supplied a pass for Isco to finish, but Los Blancos couldn’t hold on to their late lead. 14 – @SergioRamos es el único defensa de la historia de #LaLiga que ha marcado en 14 temporadas consecutivas. Líder pic.twitter.com/KnRrvow20Y — OptaJose (@OptaJose) February 3, 2018 Giampaolo Pazzini struck in the final minute of regular time to earn Levante a draw and heap more misery on Zinedine Zidane’s side.
Tottenham Hotspur ‘He can reach a higher level’ – Pochettino backs continued Lamela improvement Joe Wright 11:31 2/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur v Newport County Newport County FA Cup The Argentine’s display against Newport County prompted big praise from the Spurs boss, who wants to see his player continue to grow Mauricio Pochettino has backed Erik Lamela to reach “a higher level” than before his injury problems following his performance against Newport County.The winger scored his first Tottenham goal in 504 days as his side won 2-0 in Wednesday’s FA Cup fourth-round replay at Wembley.The 25-year-old missed the majority of last season with a hip problem and did not return to action this term until November, although he has played in each of Spurs’ last 13 Premier League games. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Pochettino hopes the former Roma star can hit new heights after coming through the difficulties of a lengthy absence.”He loves football. He loves to train. In a tough moment, you learn a lot,” he told a news conference. “He can reach a higher level than before because he’s more experienced.”It’s always important to feel the net for offensive players and for him to play 90 minutes. I think it’s a very important feeling for him. It’s important because he’s an important player.”Lamela’s display contrasted to that of Fernando Llorente, who missed two clear-cut chances in the second half to extend Spurs’ lead.The 32-year-old has only managed to score twice since joining the club from Swansea City last August but Pochettino gave a wry response when asked if the striker’s form has him concerned.12 – Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 12 home games at Wembley (W10 D2), scoring 32 goals and conceding just six. Settled. pic.twitter.com/QarQE4k24c — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 7, 2018 “Yes, I am worried, so worried, so worried!” Pochettino smiled. “I think today is the FA Cup. If you don’t win, you should be worried about the performance.”It was a great opportunity for Fernando to score and he missed. He had the chance to score but you know now we have 24 players and it will be tough to find a place in the starting XI for everyone.”Who is playing more? Who is playing less? Twenty-four players all trying to get a start in every single game. I think it’s a very good thing for us. We are going to increase our level and in that very busy period we need all to focus on trying to give their best.”Tottenham face a crucial Premier League clash against Arsenal on Saturday.
West Ham United West Ham increase stadium security following Burnley incidents Jamie Smith 06:25 3/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty West Ham United Premier League West Ham United v Southampton Southampton West Ham United v Burnley Burnley After a series of unseemly incidents during a Premier League loss at home to the Clarets, West Ham have scaled up security at their ground West Ham have confirmed security at London Stadium will be scaled up for Saturday’s Premier League home game with Southampton.The club banned five supporters for life after a series of incidents during a 3-0 loss to Burnley prior to the international break.A number of supporters encroached on to the playing surface, while co-chairman David Sullivan was hit on the glasses by a coin as a toxic atmosphere spilled over into violence. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Children sheltered on the Burnley substitutes’ bench and West Ham have confirmed a number of changes to stadium security for the visit of fellow Premier League strugglers Southampton.”Heightened measures will include a significantly enhanced number of police officers and security personnel at London Stadium, as well a dynamic pitch response team,” West Ham said in a statement.West Ham confirmed further lifetime bans could be handed out as the club continues to investigate the unruly scenes during the Burnley match.”Every ticket holder is an ambassador for this club and we would like to remind those coming to London Stadium on Saturday of their responsibilities to themselves, their fellow supporters, the team and everyone associated with the club to support West Ham United in a passionate, respectful manner,” the statement added.”Lifetime bans were issued to individuals who crossed safety barriers to enter the field of play during the Burnley fixture, while a number of others were banned for life for violently throwing coins or objects with intent to injure or harm on the bridge directly in front of the directors’ box.”As part of an ongoing thorough investigation, the club expect additional bans to be confirmed imminently.A series of measures have been implemented to ensure the safety of supporters. https://t.co/NekeBq1fcZ — West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) March 29, 2018 “During the second half of that Burnley game, we witnessed scenes that none of us would like to see repeated and this Saturday we encourage you all to join us in backing the team in a hugely important fixture and make us all feel proud of West Ham United again.”West Ham are 17th in the Premier League after three successive defeats, David Moyes’ men sitting two points ahead of Southampton. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Recently the Australian Under 18 Mens and Womens Youth World Cup sides were announced. After letters have been mailed to those selected in the Mixed side and also to those selected as shadow players. The ATA are now pleased to announce the Mixed side selected for the 2005 Youth World Cup. The Australian 18 Years sides for the Youth World Cup were selected last weekend, as the squad members fought for positions in the stifling heat of a training camp at Runaway Bay. The players were selected from the squads chosen at the recent National 18 Years Championships. Winning a Youth World Cup is never going to be easy and the young Australian hopefuls proved they have what it takes as they braved 36 degrees in the sun to grab a spot in the sides. The weekend training camp involved more than just the 18 Years squads however, with the Australian 20’s sides attending for fitness testing and training and the Queensland National Training Squad members also attending for fitness testing. Karley Banks, assistant coach for the 20 Years Mixed side, believed the training camp was crucial to their Youth World Cup preparation. “The Under 20 Mixed players gelled extremely well, our program included skill-based and fitness sessions, pattern and tactical sessions, valuable game play against Mixed combinations, video sessions, and some team bonding which ensured everyone had a great time and means we are in good shape working towards our next camp on December 18th & 19th at the Gold Coast,” she said. “Developing understanding and respect for the talents and abilities of all players on the field, regardless of gender, was a key message this weekend, as well as the specific tactical prowess unique to the game of Mixed touch. Coach John Singh and I were extremely pleased with the great rapport the players developed in a very short time and some passages of play and combinations the players put together looks good for our build-up to the World Cup.” With Australian selection on the line for the 18 Years sides, the job of choosing the team to be given this incredible opportunity was an extremely difficult one for the coaches and selectors and all were well aware of the pressure to choose the right combinations. “It was a huge weekend, but ran really well,” National Technical Manager Peter Topp said. “The weather conditions were incredibly challenging for the players, but they didn’t back down and they definitely showed they have got what it takes to win that Youth World Cup title.” A massive thank you goes to Maree Curran and Peter Topp who coordinated the entire weekend and to all selectors, coaches, managers, referees, medical staff and parents who helped the weekend run smoothly. The Youth World Cup is being held from January 19-23 at Kawana Waters on the Sunshine Coast. The teams will have their final training camp from January 15. Congratulations once again to the selected players. Mens: Ji Bonner- Qld Josh Dwyer- Qld Dane Evans- Qld Gian Guerra- Qld Dylan Hennessey- NSW Chris Lukins- NSW Scott Naughton- NSW Alyd Owen- NSW Chris Small- Qld Mitchell Smith- Qld Nicholas Sward- Qld Aaron Tandek- NSW Dean Taylor- Qld Brendan Thimble- Qld Coach: Colm Maguire Assistant Coach: Peter Robinson Womens: Lauren Barclay- Qld Dearne Cooper- NSW Nikita Daley- Qld Ashleigh Dobbins- NSW Gemma Etheridge- Qld Nikki Etheridge- Qld Courtney Hipperson- Qld Emily Hopkin- Qld Alyce Hulbert- Qld Kelly Pepper- NSW Teneille Shaw- Qld Delwyn Tupuhi- Qld Amanda Skwarko- NSW Mellisa Tyack- Qld Coach- Michael Kelly Assistant Coach: Mick McCall Mixed: Meg Ballon- Qld Kelvin Caspani- NT Toni Eltherington- Qld Natasha Fry- Qld Claire Giarola- Qld Belinda Hammett- Qld Justin Heuser- Qld Ricky Morris- NSW Ben Nercessian- NSW Cameron Nicholls- NSW Ashley Shepherd- Qld Charli Simpkins- WA Dean Springfield- NSW Jerome Waithoi- Qld Coach: Michael McDonald Assistant Coach: Peter Shefford
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Man Utd crock Alexis breaks silence on Mourinho & £20,000 sack betby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United striker Alexis Sanchez has responded to claims of betting on the demise of former manager Jose Mourinho.Reports surfaced on Thursday evening that he made the £20,000 wager with team-mate Marcos Rojo.The Chilean supposedly sent WhatsApp messages to his team-mates revelling in Mourinho’s demise.The Sun claims he messaged Rojo: “I told you so!! Patience is all it takes. Rojo you owe me £20k”.Sanchez is currently in homeland Chile, recovering from a hamstring injury that will keep him out until the new year.On Friday afternoon, he tweeted: “This is FALSE!!!. José gave me the chance to play for the best team in the world and I only have gratitude for him. We are a truly United team.”We are MANCHESTER UNITED. Respect. I can’t wait to help the team! Good luck tomorrow family!”This is FALSE!!!. José gave me the chance to play for the best team in the world and I only have gratitude for him. We are a truly United team. We are MANCHESTER UNITED. Respect. I can’t wait to help the team !. Good luck tomorrow family! pic.twitter.com/9uhXqd5iEU— Alexis Sánchez (@Alexis_Sanchez) December 21, 2018 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton eyeing Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandesby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton are eyeing Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes.The Mirror says Sporting have put a £35m price tag on Fernandes after Everton showed interest.Portugal midfielder Fernandes, 24, has a bigger buy-out clause but Sporting are expecting bids in this window and realistically are ready to sell at the right price.Everton have been making checks on Fernandes but their No1 priority is likely to be keeping on-loan Andre Gomes on a permanent basis.
BLOCKED! Chelsea stop Fabregas joining Monacoby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have blocked Cesc Fabregas from joining Monaco this month until they find a suitable replacement. The Spaniard has agreed to join the Ligue 1 club in the summer when becomes a free agent, if Chelsea cannot sign another midfielder in January.Fabregas has reportedly flown to Monaco to finalise the deal. However, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia is now forcing him to wait to complete the move. An injury to Ruben Loftus-Cheek has left Maurizio Sarri light in his midfield stocks.Monaco boss Thierry Henry refused to rule out the club’s interest in the 31-year-old, whilst also confirming that he was in regular contact with his former Arsenal teammate. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Berbatov predicts Prem job for Man Utd caretaker Solskjaerby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer will land a Premier League job if Manchester United decide making him their permanent manager. The Norwegian has won his first five games in charge of United since taking on the role of caretaker manager last month.And former Red Devils star Dimitar Berbatov has seen enough to be convinced of Solskjaer’s top-flight pedigree.He told the Mirror: “If United keep going like this – and there’s no reason why they will stop performing – the job will surely be his.”He’s doing a great job. By the end of the season, as long as they keep playing like this, they should give him the job whether or not they finish in the top four.”If they don’t, I’m sure that another Premier League team will give him the job. He’s making his name once again in the top-flight and it’s great for him.”When a club legend becomes your manager, he automatically gets the attention of the players, purely because he had been there and done that.”When you are in the position of Ole, having scored so many goals and won so many trophies, he gets the attention.”He doesn’t need to yell or scream to prove anything, he just gets it.”From that point on, he needs to show them that they need to trust him, that he knows what he’s doing and, judging by the results and the way they play, it’s obviously working.”