TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Italy coach Roberto Mancini: I want to win Doubleby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveItaly coach Roberto Mancini says he’s in the job to win trophies.The former Inter Milan boss took over from Giampiero Ventura after failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the first time the Azzurri have missed out since the 1950s.“Ever since I took over the job, my objective has been to do the Double,” Mancini told the official FIGC website.“I dream of winning the European Championship and World Cup consecutively.”He also stated: “It was a great honour to make my debut with the Nazionale. Leading Italy means representing an entire nation and there is a great sense of responsibility.“In football you can win or lose, but being part of this world is the most wonderful thing.”
Carvalhal: I can win Premier League; I fancy LaLiga postby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Swansea City boss Carlos Carvalhal admits he dreams of returning to the Premier League.The Portuguese says his ambition is to win the Premier League title.He told Marca: “I accepted the challenge knowing that we were in the Second, we beat Arsenal and Liverpool, we had 11 games without losing … but it was a squad with many limitations and, although I did not manage to stay, we gave it a shake.”Coaching in the LaLiga I think it’s something that one day will happen because of the linguistic, cultural, football proximity … I like to see Betis and Barça play … I think I could build a team that will play good football in Spain.”Carvalhal added: “My dream is to win the Premier League one day, they’ll think I’m crazy, but I had the same dream when I was training in the Third and that was far from England.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Man City boss Guardiola plans to start Aguero against Dinamo Zagrebby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City striker Sergio Aguero will start over Gabriel Jesus in Tuesday’s clash with Dinamo Zagreb.Jesus made it six goals in his last six starts in the 3-1 win over Everton.Manager Pep Guardiola said: “I try to let them both play. I know the guy who does not play is not happy, but that’s what it is.”I think they are real friends – they respect each other. That’s good. It’s important Gabriel goes and scores goals, and Sergio creates chances and scores goals. That is what we want.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Quarterback Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles signals to his team against the Oregon Ducks in the first quarter of the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)When it comes to top quarterbacks, the NFL Combine can often be a bit underwhelming, as top players will often pass on the opportunity to throw at the event. According to reports, this year may be different. Earlier, Chris Mortensen reported that Marcus Mariota will throw at this week’s combine. Now, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Florida State’s Jameis Winston intends to do the same.#FloridaSt QB Jameis Winston is planning to throw at the Combine, source said. Amping things up a bit.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 18, 2015.@RapSheet now reporting Winston will throw at combine. Mariota, Winston, Petty, Mannion, Hundley all will throw. Maybe tide is turning.— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) February 18, 2015Winston is thought to be the favorite to be the first player drafted, but there are questions surrounding his off-the-field issues, as well as his interception-prone 2014 season. A good day at the combine can really tip the scales in his favor.
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)The coolest version of Script Ohio is the one you’re about to see. Mike Hudoba, a Ph.D. candidate in Ohio State University’s College of Engineering, created a Script Ohio using DNA. Hudoba recently traveled to Germany to present a paper on DNA origami, and upon his return to Columbus, he created a Script Ohio in his lab. Hudoba used 8,064 DNA bases that were split into seven parts. Hudoba tweeted an image of the Script Ohio this morning. Script Ohio made out of DNA, officially recognize by Guinness World Records pic.twitter.com/3jr7JhlRu4— Mike Hudoba (@MHudoba) March 15, 2015The Columbus Dispatch has more on the incredible work: When Hudoba scrolled through the first photographs, he was disappointed to see that none of the DNA had bonded the way he’d wanted. But when Castro scrolled through the same photos, he realized what Hudoba had missed: A DNA strand had formed into Script Ohio, but the photo had been taken from behind.Castro flipped the image, and boom: Script Ohio DNA.Hudoba was elated, but he wasn’t finished. He had always wanted to be included in Guinness World Records.Last week, Hudoba and Castro got a certificate from Guinness informing them that their Script Ohio DNA would be in the 2016 edition, which comes out this year.Creating Script Ohios out of weird things is something that needs to happen as much as possible. [Columbus Dispatch]
Ohio State Joe BergerBefore the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates play ball tonight, two Ohio State football players, linebacker Joe Burger and defensive lineman Adolphus Washington, will throw out the first pitch. Roughly 50 players are expected to attend, but Burger and Washington get the first pitch honors since they are from the Cincinnati area.According to Burger, his fellow linebackers are torn on whether or not he’ll throw a strike this evening. He posted this picture on his Twitter account as proof of the divide. Official list of who thinks I’m gonna fail and succeed in the linebacker room. @CoachFick thinks I’ll #choke pic.twitter.com/q5YmBfXas0— Joe Burger (@jburgs37) April 8, 2015Coach Fick is Luke Fickell, OSU’s defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. Linebacker Raekwon McMillan wants everyone to know he doesn’t have much faith in Burger.I’m Anti-Joe https://t.co/jA6sekUaPd— Raekwon McMillan™ (@Kwon_daTRUTH) April 8, 2015As long as Burger’s effort is better than former Cincinnati mayor Mark Mallory’s was on Opening Day 2007, he’ll come out fine.
College GameDay’s staff, including Desmond Howard, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit, made their picks with former Western Michigan star Greg Jennings for Saturday’s 10 biggest contests.ESPN College GameDay set up shop in a blizzard in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Saturday ahead of the big MAC contest between Western Michigan and Buffalo. Per usual, the show’s staff, along with a celebrity guest picker, made their picks for the week’s biggest games.This week’s games? Harvard vs. Yale, Navy vs. East Carolina, Virginia Tech vs. Notre Dame, Clemson vs. Wake Forest, LSU vs. Florida, USC vs. UCLA, Washington State vs. Colorado, West Virginia vs. Oklahoma, Oklahoma State vs. TCU and of course, Western Michigan vs. Buffalo.Let’s take a look at the picks:
Trent Alexander-Arnold is looking to become “the best right-back in the world” while also taking the captain’s armband with Liverpool and England.At just 20 years of age, an Anfield academy graduate is setting his sights on the very top of the game.He has already established himself as a regular under Jurgen Klopp at club level, becoming a Champions League winner in the process, and has earned five senior caps for his country. 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? Alexander-Arnold is determined to achieve much more, though, with the ambitious youngster seeking to become one of the finest talents on the planet and an on-field leader.He told Sky Sports of his future plans: “I am fortunate to have the people around me who understand the balance between letting me get comfortable, praising me too much and feeding that hunger that needs to be there in terms of wanting to strive to be better, wanting to be one of the best players in the world, the best right back in the world, being the first name on the team-sheet, wanting to be Liverpool captain, wanting to be England captain. “That’s the main thing for me. It’s not selfishness to think this is what I have done it is about what the team has done and is doing. It is we and not I. We have achieved things as a team. “To be recognised as one of the best in the world you have to have silverware behind you. That’s important to us as a team to be recognised as one of the best.”Alexander-Arnold has helped Liverpool to get back on the trophy trail.A 2-0 victory over Premier League rivals Tottenham on June 1 in Madrid saw the Reds secure a sixth European Cup.That success marked a first for Klopp at Anfield, while it also brought a seven-year barren run on the silverware front to a close and saw a club accustomed to collecting major honours conquer the continent for the first time since a memorable night in Istanbul against AC Milan in 2005.“It is the elite competition in Europe and the best compete in it,” Alexander-Arnold added. “It shows the quality in the team to final twice in a row.“Istanbul feels like yesterday and we want to create the same kind of memories for the next generation that are coming through.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
France captain Hugo Lloris wants every player to examine the role they played in letting Turkey beat the world champions.Kaan Ayhan and Cengiz Under both scored in the first-half in Konya on Saturday as France’s European Championship qualifying campaign was hit by a jarring 2-0 defeat.Les Bleus were at full strength, with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann in their ranks, but they failed to register a single shot on target in a game for the first time in the last 10 years. 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? After a poor collective display from the World Cup winners, goalkeeper Lloris says the France players should consider what more they could have contributed.”We’ve no excuse,” Lloris said. “I think there’s nobody to blame more than any other. We should all feel responsible for this defeat.”The only thing we can think about is there are seven games in front of us. We’re used to complicated qualifying campaigns and this will be the case again.”Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris was quoted by L’Equipe as adding: “When I say that everyone should feel responsible, I hope that everyone asks questions of themselves, whatever their status in the team, whatever their age.”The 32-year-old was not the only figure to remind his team-mates that they must reflect on their terrible display, as coach Didier Deschamps admitted his side were given “a good slap” by Turkey.He added: “When there is a collective performance like this, there is nothing positive to retain. We did not play our game against a team that played as they like, and we were not present.”If we play with no intentions, even though we are world champions, this is what happens.”France are now second in Group H with six points from three games, while Turkey lead the group with a perfect record. Deschamps’ team are back in action on Tuesday when they visit Andorra, while Turkey are away to third-placed Iceland on the same day.
Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of Tyrone Mings from Bournemouth.After weeks of negotiations between the two teams, Mings becomes Bournemouth’s club-record sale, with the fee said to include clauses that could see it rise to £26.5m ($33m).The centre-back spent the second half of last season on loan at Villa, helping them seal promotion to the Premier League through the play-offs. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare He made 18 appearances for the club, scoring two goals, as they finished fifth in the Championship and went on to beat Derby in the play-off final.”Absolutely delighted to be back as a permanent [Aston Villa] player,” Mings wrote on Twitter after the deal was announced. “Thank you for all your welcoming messages. I can’t wait to get started.”Absolutely delighted to be back as a permanent @AVFCOfficial player.Thank you for all your welcoming messages. I can’t wait to get started 😍 pic.twitter.com/QPGXrW2LQW— Tyrone Mings (@OfficialTM_3) July 8, 2019“We’re really pleased to have Tyrone back at Aston Villa on a permanent basis,” Villa boss Dean Smith said. “I think everybody could see the connection that he made with the club as a whole and it is excellent news that we can continue the relationship in the Premier League. “He will be an integral part of the squad for the new season and I look forward to working with him and helping to further develop his game.” The 26-year-old spent four years with Bournemouth, joining from Ipswich in 2015, but made just 23 appearances. In September 2017, Mings was banned for five games after stamping on Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s head during a 1-1 Premier League draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Aston Villa have already completed the permanent signings of Anwar El Ghazi from Lille and Kortney Hause from Wolves after they spent last season on loan with the Birmingham outfit. Meanwhile, Brazilian winger Wesley has joined from Club Brugge, left-back Matt Targett from Southampton and right-winger Jota from Birmingham.They are reportedly searching for another goalkeeper, while the likes of Leeds’ midfielder Kalvin Phillips, Brentford’s Said Benrahma and Adam Webster of Bristol City.