November 2019

Krychowiak trolls Liverpool over Sturridge loan

first_imgDaniel Sturridge Krychowiak mercilessly trolls Liverpool after Sturridge joins West Brom Chris Burton 21:36 1/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Daniel Sturridge Liverpool West Bromwich Albion Premier League The Baggies midfielder has been joined by another loanee, with an England striker making a move in the wake of an FA Cup defeat to his new club Liverpool have been trolled by West Brom midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak after taking the decision to loan Daniel Sturridge to the Baggies.The England international striker is set to see out the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign at The Hawthorns after agreeing a short-term switch away from Anfield.He has made that move after struggling for game time under Jurgen Klopp this season, with the 28-year-old in need of minutes if he is to stake a late claim for a place in England’s World Cup squad. 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 are prepared to offer him those opportunities, with Alan Pardew in need of a proven goalscorer to help lift his side out of the Premier League relegation zone.Sturridge is a man with 74 top-flight efforts to his name, so could be an ideal addition.Liverpool may also be left to rue their decision to move him on, with Philippe Coutinho’s sale having already depleted their attacking unit during the winter transfer window.Klopp’s side have wobbled on the back of that deal, with their latest setback coming against West Brom in the FA Cup fourth round.Krychowiak has been quick to remind the Reds of that fact, with Sturridge having linked up with the Baggies in the wake of a 3-2 reversal for his parent club.If You Can’t Beat Us, Join Us #EmiratesFACup #liverpool #LIVWBAWelcome— Grzegorz Krychowiak (@GrzegKrychowiak) January 29, 2018Sturridge was left out of Liverpool’s matchday squad as they tumbled out of the FA Cup, with Klopp once again favouring other options.With that having become an all-too-familiar theme of late, the former Manchester City and Chelsea forward is looking forward to opening a new chapter with West Brom.The Birmingham-born frontman said upon his arrival: “Coming here, I’m back home. When I’ve played here, it had a home feel for me. I’m seeing faces in the stands that I’ve known growing up. It’s a good feeling for me being here. I want to enjoy myself as much as I can but getting results is our first priority.”God willing I’ll be able to help the team win games. That’s the most important thing. Whether it’s goals, assists, hard work, all of those things.”It’s important for myself and for the team to implement the manager’s plans, his tactics, take those on board and learn the way the team plays as quickly as possible.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Dzeko flattered by Chelsea interest

first_imgTransfers Dzeko flattered by Chelsea interest but ‘Rome is home’ Goal 03:46 2/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Dzeko Roma Serie A Transfers Chelsea Edin Džeko Roma Premier League Serie A Antonio Conte’s side made an attempt to sign the 31-year-old in the January transfer window but he feels comfortable in Rome and is happy to stay Edin Dzeko has admitted he was flattered by Chelsea’s attempts to sign him in January, but could not bring himself to leave Roma.The Blues targeted the striker as they sought a backup option for Alvaro Morata, but their initial bid was deemed “not interesting” by Roma technical director Monchi.After signing Emerson Palmieri from the Italian side, Chelsea remained hopeful of luring Dzeko to the capital until the final days of the transfer window but eventually turned their attention to other options and signed Olivier Giroud from Arsenal. 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 And Dzeko confirmed that he held talks with the reigning Premier League champions, but he feels at home in the Italian capital and did not want to move.”It is true that negotiations have been conducted and that is all I can say about this topic,” he told Klix. “There was a lot of speculation, falsehoods and even a few ridiculous stories, and I’m really flattered by Chelsea’s interest, a club that I respect and admire very much.”So many stories have been told about my departure from Rome over the past few weeks, but I am still here. After all, I am happy to stay because Rome has become my home and an indelible part of my life.”From the very first day I was accepted in Rome in an unreal way and I can never and will not forget it, and I have had some of the happiest moments in my life in this city.”For the first time I felt the joy of fatherhood here when my daughter Una was born, and my son Dani was born in Rome. This city is now part of my life and it will always be.”Despite finishing second in Serie A last season, Roma sit fifth in the table after 22 games and 16 points behind leaders Napoli.The Giallorossi have failed to win any of their last six in the league, but Dzeko is sure they can overcome their poor spell.”The fact is that we haven’t celebrated a win for a long time, which is very frustrating for us, but we haven’t had enough luck in several games,” he said.”We’re all working hard to get back to winning ways as soon as possible, but it’s going to be difficult.  We have quality and I’m convinced that it’s a question of when we will end this bad run and find a winning rhythm.”I believe that there are many more beautiful moments ahead of us and we will succeed in achieving all our goals together.”last_img read more

Marseille record biggest win in 70 years

first_imgOlympique Marseille Marseille record biggest win in 70 years with Coupe de France demolition job Joe Wright 05:42 2/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) dimitri payet - cropped ROMAIN LAFABREGUE/AFP/Getty Images Olympique Marseille Bourg-en-Bresse v Olympique Marseille Bourg-en-Bresse Coupe de France Kostas Mitroglou and Lucas Ocampos both scored hat-tricks in a remarkable Coupe de France victory over Bourg-en-Bresse Marseille recorded their biggest victory in 70 years as they destroyed Bourg-en-Bresse 9-0 in the Coupe de France on Tuesday.Kostas Mitroglou and Lucas Ocampos both netted hat-tricks, with Luiz Gustavo, Dimitri Payet and Clinton N’Jie also on the scoresheet in the remarkable triumph.It was the first time Marseille had won by a nine-goal margin since they beat Chambery 10-1 in the same competition in 1948. 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 Amazingly, their nine goals came from only 10 shots on target.Marseille led 4-0 after only 20 minutes, with Luiz Gustavo, Payet, Ocampos and Mitroglou all scoring.Mitroglou got his second before the break and Ocampos did likewise three minutes into the second half, before he completed his hat-trick in the 71st minute.Mitroglou scored his third 10 minutes later and N’Jie made it 9-0 from the penalty spot in the 89th minute, compounding the Ligue 2 strugglers’ misery.1948 – @OM_English picked up their biggest win in all comps since December 1948 v Chambery in the Coupe de France (10-1). Dream. pic.twitter.com/DVBZ8yi2eq— OptaJean (@OptaJean) February 6, 2018Rudi Garcia’s side have scored 15 goals in their last two matches, having beaten Metz 6-3 in Ligue 1 last Friday, and have netted 27 in all competitions in 2018, the second-highest of all teams in Europe’s top five leagues, behind Paris Saint-Germain (32).last_img read more

THREE OF A KIND

first_imgThe Ingram sisters love a good challenge, whether it’s out on the Touch field, or keeping their house in Canberra spider-free.Tash, Amanda and Mel Ingram are all at this year’s NTL playing in the ACT Womens Open team. It’s the first time the three sisters have played together at the NTL, with Amanda and Mel playing Womens Open in 2005 and Tash playing Mixed Open.For about the past six years they have enjoyed playing for the Tuggeranong Vikings together in Canberra, and enjoy being involved playing Touch as a family affair.“We also play in a social side with our other sister, Cassandra, we just got her playing too,” said Mel.In early 2005 Mel was lucky enough to represent Australia at the Youth World Cup on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Her sisters were lucky enough to go and watch her play for her country.“It was really exciting, all our family, even our aunties and uncles traveled to watch Mel play,” said Amanda.“Watching Mel play for Australia made all the family really proud, we found it really inspiring also,” added Tash.For Mel, the experience of being at an international tournament was enhanced by the fact that her family was all there supporting her.“It was really nice having a lot of support, I didn’t know my teammates that well when I arrived at the tournament, so it was a comfort knowing my family was there,” she said.At the 2006 NTL, the Ingram sisters will be hoping that their sisterly intuition will help their team, the ACT Womens Open on the field“I think we have a pretty good understanding of each other, and often we can pick what the other is going to do,” said Mel.Playing together at a club level will also be beneficial.“We’re looking to introduce some moves that we have learnt playing club level Touch, into our game here. And hopefully we can take what we have learnt playing here back to improve our game at club level,” said Amanda.They admit to being blatantly honest with each other both on and off the field. But also think sometimes it can be a negative thing.“Sometimes we can be a bit too honest with each other,” said Tash.“We say some things that we’d probably hold off saying if we weren’t sisters.”“It’s good that we do always tell each other things we can improve on, and are more comfortable taking criticism from someone we know,” said Mel.Not every team can come to an NTL and take home a title, and the girls are realistic about their goals for the tournament, both individually and as a team.“We hope to improve our overall placing at the event, and really stick it to the teams we know we can beat. We hope to be competitive in all the games we play,” said Amanda.Through hard off-season training, the ACT Women as a team have become one metre faster over 15 metres.So in the coming years, not only watch out for the ACT Womens Open team to continue improving, but watch for the three who look amazingly similar- they will be the Ingrams.last_img read more

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first_imgThis is to announce our ADDITIONAL 10% SPECIAL COUPON OFFER that we are making on all BSc Compression orders until the 18th December only.Visit our BSc Compression website on:  http://www.BSccompression.com.au This additional 10% discount is available on any order set for delivery by close of shipping 19th December 2008, and is our way of saying thank you.The additional discount will be calculated by typing the coupon code: BSc10XmasWe hope you will take advantage of this limited offer.We do look forward to 2009 with you and your support.Please note: No orders will be shipped from 20th December 2008 – 5th January 2009last_img read more

Notley’s Knowledge Critical To Australian Success

first_imgThe 2010 Masters Trans Tasman Test Series will be Notley’s sixth Trans Tasman Series, in what has been a stellar career. This has also included four World Cups and numerous achievements. He is a member of the Touch Football Australia (TFA) Hall of Fame, part of the TFA All Star 30 side and has represented Australia since 1987.Notley played his first Trans Tasman in 1988, and he can’t wait to take on New Zealand later on this week. “I was a bit quicker and fitter in those days. I’m just looking forward to playing the kiwi’s again. I haven’t played them in some time,” Notley said. Notley has been one of the greats of the sport over the years, but is humble when asked how it feels to be one of the most capped players in the history of Touch. “It makes me feel old, I think that’s all that means,” he said. The Men’s 40’s division will see two of the greats battle it out against each other, with Notley and New Zealand’s Peter Walters going head to head once again. They have played against each other many times during their illustrious careers, and Notley says that his side needs to watch out for the man known as ‘Mr Touch’.“He’ll certainly be one of the danger players but there’s no doubt he’s a bit older now and a bit slower than he was so hopefully we’ll manage him better than we have in the past,” Notley said.  As for the Australian team, Notley and three of his 2010 National Touch League winning South Queensland Sharks teammates will take to the field with him in the Men’s 40’s division. There is also one of his Sharks teammates lining up against the Australian side.“There were five Sharks in the Australian team but one of them pulled out. There’s also a Sharks member in the New Zealand team, that’s Bruce McDonald. He’s quite good so it’s a bit of a shame that he’s not representing Australia. He knows all of our secrets!” he said. Notley says that last month’s training camp went well, and that the team is looking forward to taking to the field in two days time. “(It was) quite good. We had to iron out a few little things and I think everyone left there pretty happy with the way things went. “It’s hard to say (how we’ll go). I haven’t played a lot of 40’s. We’ve had one player pull out who was a bit of a loss for us in Dave Raper, but I do think we have other strengths defensively and with our go forward, both of them look pretty good.” The 2010 Masters Trans Tasman Test Series will be played from Friday, 11 June to Sunday, 13 June 2010 at Townsville’s Queens Park. To keep up to date with all of the latest Masters Trans Tasman Test Series news, please visit the following website: www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=6460&pID=14last_img read more