Saturday, September 22, 2018

Picking the Best Potential Watford Lineup to Face Fulham on Saturday

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Picking the Best Potential Watford Lineup to Face Fulham on Saturday
Picking the Best Potential Watford Lineup to Face Fulham on Saturday
Premier League high flyers Watford will be looking to bounce back after their first defeat of the season in all competitions as they face a somewhat unpredictable Fulham side in Saturday’s early kick off. Javi Gracia’s side will travel to Cravan Cottage for the first time since December 2014, which saw the Hornets walk away 5-0 victors, courtesy of a Troy Deeney hatrick. Yet to change the starting lineup in the opening five fixtures of the league season, the Watford head coach isn’t expected...

Friday, September 21, 2018

WADA’s first boss Dick Pound backs under-fire agency over Russian compromise

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WADA’s first boss Dick Pound backs under-fire agency over Russian compromise
After wide criticism of the decision to lift RUSADA’s ban, Pound’s support will come as a huge relief to current WADA boss Sir Craig Reedie.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Did Henrikh Mkhitaryan trick his opponent into losing possession before Arsenal breakaway?

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Did Henrikh Mkhitaryan trick his opponent into losing possession before Arsenal breakaway?

Arsenal’s first goal in Europe under Unai Emery has been scored, and it came from a fairly likely source in the shape of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The striker netted before halftime in their Europa League opener against Vorskla Poltava, but he should be thanking his good mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan for the work he did in the build-up.

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With about 15 minutes left to play in the first-half, Arsenal were able to counter the Ukrainian side after some brilliant work from Mkhitaryan.

Vorskla were on the attack with a run down the right-wing, but lost the ball thanks to a moment of hesitation from the man Mkhi was marking.

The Armenian then rushed forward and picked out Alex Iwobi on the left wing, who crossed the ball for Auba slide home inside the far post.

Majestic stuff. 

The first European goal under the Unai Emery era, is scored by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ✅

Lovely counter from Arsenal 💥

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— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 20, 2018

But did Mkhitaryan pull of the ultimate moment of trickery in the build-up to the goal?

You see, the Volksa player who received the initial pass appeared to leave the ball, letting it slide unseen behind him and into the possession of Mkhitaryan.

Some of the pundits in the BT Sport studio – including Martin Keown and Glenn Hoddle – felt sure the former Man United man shouted something in Ukrainian.

If he did say something, then I guess we’ve all been guilty of that on the pitch, haven’t we?

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We can already confirm that Diogo Dalot is twice the right-back Antonio Valencia will ever be

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We can already confirm that Diogo Dalot is twice the right-back Antonio Valencia will ever be

Remember the name Diogo Dalot, because he could be Man United’s go-to man at right-back for years to come.

The Portuguese teenager, who was signed from Porto over the summer, made his United debut this evening in their Champions League group stage opener against Young Boys.

And it’s already clear that he’s quite the little player. 

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In the first-half, we saw what the nippy full-back could do when he pulled off an outrageous first-touch to beat his marker and set-up a United counter-attack.

He also proved he’s got a rather sweet cross in the locker, showing fans what they’ve been missing with the reliable but – let’s face it – no-thrills Antonio Valencia filling it at the back.

He racked up some other decent stats on the night, including the most interceptions from a United player and a brilliant three crosses in the opening-half.

That touch 😍

Diogo Dalot bringing the 🔥 on his Man Utd debut… pic.twitter.com/xrpoZBJSJQ

— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 19, 2018

Diogo Dalot made more interceptions vs. Young Boys than any other Manchester United player (2).

A bright start to his #MUFC career. 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/M8Gi75RwZT

— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) September 19, 2018

Dalot is already United’s best right back since 2014

— Wayne Barton (@WayneSBarton) September 19, 2018

Big fan of Diogo Dalot's opening 20 minutes. Looks one hell of a player.

— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) September 19, 2018

United have been crying out for a decent right-back for years, having struggled to replace the long-retired Gary Neville with the likes of Rafael, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Matteo Darmian and Valencia all filling in.

We’re not saying that after just one game against Young Boys that Jose Mourinho has discovered the instant answer to his right-back dilemma, but it’s certainly promising.

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What’s more, with Luke Shaw starting the season well for Mourinho’s team following a disappointing few years at the club, as well as Marcus Rashford’s growing status in the game – United could well have some of the world’s most exciting youngsters in their line-up in the next few seasons.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Galway lead the way as five counties represented on Minor Team of the Year

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Galway lead the way as five counties represented on Minor Team of the Year
Galway lead the way as five counties represented on Minor Team of the Year
Donal O'Shea, son of former Tipperary manager Eamon, is selected at full-forward.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

5 things Ivan Gazidis oversaw in his time at Arsenal

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5 things Ivan Gazidis oversaw in his time at Arsenal
Arsenal have announced today that Ivan Gazidis will leave his role of Arsenal chief executive to join AC Milan.

Monday, September 17, 2018

UP Diliman field gets Fifa Quality Certification seal

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UP Diliman field gets Fifa Quality Certification seal

The international football asssociation (Fifa) recently awarded the University of the Philippines Diliman football field with the Quality Certification seal.

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