Man Utd chief Woodward: Solskjaer job secureby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEd Woodward says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will remain Manchester United manager no matter what happens against Liverpool on Sunday.Supporters are growing restless after United’s spluttering start which sees them in 12th with nine points from eight games.But Woodward insists the club have a long-term plan that includes Solskjaer at the helm.”Ole has also instilled the discipline back into an environment where we may have lacked it in recent years,” said Woodward in an address to staff at Old Trafford. “He is building a squad that respects the club’s history, in which players work hard and respect their team-mates.”No one is bigger than the club. The changes we saw over the summer have resulted in a very young squad. But it’s also a squad, with the players and the culture, that provides a base camp for us to build and grow from as we start our new journey.”He added: “Ole’s vision maps exactly to the core three football objectives we have: we must win trophies, we must play attacking football, and we must give youth its chance,” said Woodward.”The middle section of last season, after Ole’s arrival, feels most relevant to what we want to achieve and where we want to be, we saw a team playing fast, fluid football, with a clear representation of the style and philosophy the manager wants.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Moyes tells Man Utd ace Pogba to stay putby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaul Pogba should stay with Manchester United, says former United boss David Moyes.The France international revealed in the summer he’s ready for a new challenge elsewhere.Moyes told talkSPORT: “Pogba is still Manchester United’s best midfield player and I think Pogba can play for any team in the world. He’d get a game for any team.“I’m not sure he’s a player who is consistent and makes a difference all the time.“I think for the profile he’s got, you hope he makes the difference. He doesn’t always do that for me.“But I think he should stay at Manchester United.“I don’t think he wins games like Messi does for Barcelona or Ronaldo’s done for Juventus.“He’s a really talented player and he’s got a lot to give.“His best for me was then he was at Juventus. He joined in more and got closer to the opposition box. Pogba is at his best getting near the box and trying to score a few goals.“If you were picking United’s team, I still think that Pogba would be in their midfield.”
It’s surprisingly snowing quite hard in Fort Worth, Texas, this afternoon. TCU running back Aaron Green is using the rare snowfall to channel one of his favorite athletes – LeBron James. Standing on the Horned Frogs’ campus, Green did the Cleveland Cavaliers’ star’s famed pre-game powder toss, using a snowball in place of the chalk. Check it out: Well done, Aaron. TCU opens its season Sept. 3 against Minnesota in Minneapolis.
American TweetPenn State made some news yesterday when it was revealed that the team literally buried the game tape of its 27-10 season-opening loss to Temple with a shovel. In the embarrassing defeat, the Nittany Lions surrendered 10 sacks. While Penn State was ready to let that game go, the American Athletic Conference, of which Temple is a member, wants to relish the memory of it . That’s why the AAC’s official football Twitter account dropped a solid troll job on Penn State this morning. Penn State may have buried the game tape, but you can watch all 10 @Temple_FB sacks from Sat on our YouTube page https://t.co/xkp5lidkzS— American Football (@American_FB) September 9, 2015That’s tremendous. This was Temple’s first win over PSU in over 70 years, and they set a conference sack record in the process. The AAC doesn’t have many opportunities to brag about its football accomplishments, so it is understandably proud of the Owls’ performance.
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – DECEMBER 30: MVP Dalvin Cook #4 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates their 33 to 32 win over the Michigan Wolverines during the Capitol One Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on December 30, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)Deandre Burnett is a guard on the Ole Miss basketball team. He’s also the brother of Dalvin Cook, Florida State’s top player.Ole Miss and Florida State will hit the field Monday night to open the 2016 season in the Camping World Kickoff. The Seminoles’ best player, running back Dalvin Cook, has a unique connection to Ole Miss: his brother plays basketball for the Rebels.Cook’s brother, Deandre Burnett, will be eligible to play guard for Ole Miss this season after sitting out last year. He’s a transfer from the University of Miami.In this hilarious video released today by Ole Miss basketball, Burnett meets Rebels quarterback Chad Kelly and members of the Ole Miss defense. When he is introduced to the latter, things get interesting.? Our dynamic new guard Deandre Burnett, brother of FSU’s Dalvin Cook, meets Chad Kelly & the @OleMissFB team ??? pic.twitter.com/uGZNdN4y4m— Ole Miss Basketball (@OleMissMBB) September 1, 2016That’s fantastic social media work by Ole Miss. Well-done.Florida State and Ole Miss kickoff at 8:00 p.m. ET Monday night from Camping World Stadium in Orlando. ABC will have the broadcast.
Manchester City did hold talks with John Terry over a move to the Etihad Stadium in the summer of 2009, the club’s former chief executive Garry Cook has confirmed.Chelsea gave City permission to speak to their skipper, but he eventually turned down a five-year contract worth £200,000 a week.The deal was offered to Terry nearly 12 months after billionaire owner Sheikh Mansour took control of the club and during Mark Hughes’ reign, although the Welshman was sacked in December that year. 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? Cook told Sky Sports: “We went through the process [of signing Terry].”[Chelsea chief executive] Peter Kenyon was there at the time and we had conversations with him, saying we’d like to do it and we’d like to have a conversation.”I think he was probably more confident that he [Terry] wasn’t going anywhere.”We had conversations with John and he decided to stay where he was, and quite rightly so.”But there was never a document ready to sign.”Terry later revealed that he used the offer from City as a bargaining tool when negotiating a new deal with Chelsea.”There were players out there who were using us as a stalking horse and that’s the game,” Cook added. “If you want to get a better contract in your renewal with the club you’re with, then you’ve got to try and raise a market, and that’s what agents would do.”The reality is, would we have liked a lot of them to come? Yes. But the truth is, some of them were a little bit smoke and mirrors.”The defender went on to stay at Stamford Bridge until 2017, making a total of 703 appearances for the club, a Chelsea record.He went on to sign for Aston Villa and spent the 2017-18 career in the West Midlands, captaining the side to the Championship play-off final at Wembley where they narrowly lost to Fulham.
Virgil van Dijk says he does not really care when opposing fans boo him in the wake of jeers from England supporters in the Nations League.The Dutch centre-back was booed every time he touched the ball in the Netherlands’ Nations League semi-final victory over England.That victory pushed the Dutch into the finale, where they fell 1-0 to Portugal on Sunday thanks to a Goncalo Guedes goal. 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? Van Dijk was again signalled out in Porto as a number of England fans were again in attendance in the hope that they would see their side in action.But he insists it not something that bothers him on the pitch.”I don’t really care, if somebody boos me or boos the team, we’re trying to win the game,” he said following Sunday’s defeat.”We know we have a lot of support behind us anyway and at the end of the day it’s us players who have to do the job, and it doesn’t affect me at all.”Sunday’s defeat was a diffiuclt one for the Dutch, who bounced back from missing the 2018 World Cup by making the finale of the new UEFA tournament.Van Dijk and team-mate Georginio Wijnaldum were hoping to cap off a spectacular season that saw Liverpool lift the Champions League title with yet another trophy on Sunday, but it was not to be as the Netherlands fell short in a tournament final once again.”Well, yeah, obviously we wanted to win, that’s the main thing,” he said.”We have to keep our heads up high, recover from all of this, learn from this whole experience, because we have a young group, and make sure we qualify for the Euros. He added: “It’s a total different team we faced. I think they wait for our mistakes, they sit back a little bit and let us have the ball, and I think the pace of the game was not high, especially the first half, but I don’t think they had too big chances, and were a bit luckier in the end than we were.”Looking ahead, towards Euro 2020 qualification, the defender says he feels the Dutch side is in a better place than it once was, and he believes the Nations League run will be a springboard to bigger and better for this group “I think before this tournament if someone said we would be in the final, we would beat France, Germany, England, then somebody would say you’re crazy, so we have to be proud of ourselves,” he said.”We made big progress as a team, in and out of the pitch, so we have to keep going and make sure we qualify for the Euros.”
TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide speaks during a press conference after the Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)Nick Saban took the podium at SEC media days today. Naturally, the Alabama quarterback battle was a big topic, to the legendary coach’s chagrin.Alabama is in the advantageous, yet touchy, place of having two quarterbacks that are probably good enough to win a national title. With that being the case, both of those guys are going to want to be in situations where they can play.Jalen Hurts led the team to the title game last year, losing to Deshaun Watson’s Clemson Tigers. This year, he brought Alabama back, but struggled in the first half vs. Georgia and was replaced by Tua Tagovailoa, who led the Crimson Tide to the win.Tagovailoa admitted that he had some transfer thoughts during the season. Now, Hurts is a serious transfer risk for Alabama.Nick Saban insists that no choice has been made between Hurts and Tagovailoa in the Alabama quarterback battle.He got pretty snippy with reporters when asked about it during his press conference this afternoon.Saban: “It’s still to be determined who will play quarterback for Alabama. You can ask all the questions you want, but it’s still to be determined.”— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) July 18, 2018Nick Saban at #SECMD18: On the “quarterback controversy that you love to create and have already created … is still to be determined.”— Gene Sapakoff (@Sapakoff) July 18, 2018That’s no surprise. You got annoyed Saban during these things more often than not.Still, it is a very valid question. Two of the best quarterbacks in the country are on the same roster, and there’s a very good chance that one is on his way out when a decision is made.Saban’s timeline was actually aided by a spring injury to Tagovailoa. He is the expected winner of the quarterback battle, even if it lasts into the season. However, he was very limited due to a hand injury in the spring, making it impossible to really make a determination during the spring.In all likelihood, we’ll see both guys get time for at least a few weeks to start the year. Alabama opens with a game against Louisville in Orlando on September 1.
Next week @CollegeGameDay is headed to Gainesville for the first time since 2012!! It is going to be a big game between @AuburnFootball and @GatorsFB. Can’t wait to get to the The Swamp! pic.twitter.com/6Pfn8xbSLU— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 29, 2019Both Auburn and Florida have impressed this season, though the Tigers will probably enter the contest as the favorite.Kickoff for the Auburn-Florida game is set for 3:30 p.m. E.T. on CBS.ESPN’s College GameDay airs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. E.T. BRISTOL, TN – SEPTEMBER 10: ESPN’s Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit on set during College Gameday prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Tennessee Volunteers at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 10, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)ESPN’s College GameDay has decided on its location for Week 6 of the 2019 college football regular season.Analyst Kirk Herbstreit announced following Saturday night’s Ohio State-Nebraska game that the college football pregame show will be in Gainesville next weekend.Undefeated Florida is set to host undefeated Auburn in a matchup of top 10 teams at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.“Next week @CollegeGameDay is headed to Gainesville for the first time since 2012!! It is going to be a big game between @AuburnFootball and @GatorsFB. Can’t wait to get to the The Swamp!” Herbstreit tweeted.
Revisit education system to impart Indian values, culture and tradition: M Venkaiah NaiduThe Vice President said that said that serving in organizations like the Scouts and Guides or NCC should be made mandatory for students to inculcate discipline and a sense of empathy to serve the needy.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 16:22 IST The Vice President said that educational institutions must become temples of learning and wisdom.Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has called for revisiting education system with emphasis on history, heritage, culture, traditions, values, and ethos of India.He said that the stories of sacrifice, valour, and contributions made by the freedom fighters and other leaders should become an important component of our education system, while addressing the diamond jubilee celebrations of PGDAV College on Sunday.Educational Institution must become temple of learning: Venkaiah NaiduThe Vice President said that educational institutions must become temples of learning and wisdom. “They should become sanctuaries of peace and harmony, growth and development,” he said.Emphasis on educationNaidu emphasized that the atmosphere in university campuses should not be vitiated by conducting events which are not connected with education.He said that character-building should become the essential dharma of education.The Vice President said that serving in organizations like the Scouts and Guides or NCC should be made mandatory for students to inculcate discipline and a sense of empathy to serve the needy.Education must focus on developing a holistic personality: NaiduNaidu said that education must focus on developing a holistic personality of the individual. Apart from learning and acquiring knowledge, students must also learn to practice yoga and participate in sporting activities as it was essential to develop a sense of equilibrium in the stress- filled world of today.He called upon educational institutions to impart spiritual values as well, he added.Arm yourself with knowledge and wisdom: Vice PresidentThe Vice President urged students to arm themselves with knowledge, wisdom and ethical principles before they head out into the world. He also asked them to explore the possibilities of providing creative solutions to problems like climate change faced by the nation and the world.advertisementYoungsters should adopt healthy dietary habits Terming as worrisome trend, the growing incidence of lifestyle diseases due to consumption of unhealthy food, sedentary habits and stress, the Vice President called upon the people, particularly youngsters to develop healthy dietary habits and take up regular physical activity.The Vice President cautioned the youth against addiction to internet and said that constant connectivity was proving to be detrimental to children. He asked parents and teachers to protect children from the pitfalls of technology and the internet.Read: Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0 tomorrow: Schools to broadcast PM Modi’s live session with 2,000 students, parents, teachersRead: Right of children to free education to extend up to class 12: HRD MinistryGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byDivya Chopra Tags :Follow M Venkaiah NaiduFollow vice president venkaiah naidu