9 months agoPochettino maintains full trust in Tottenham contract rebel Eriksen

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Pochettino maintains full trust in Tottenham contract rebel Eriksenby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has trust in Christian Eriksen amid his continuing negotiations over a contract extension.The Dane stated this week that he was waiting for the club to appease his demands.Eriksen’s current contract expires in 2020 and Pochettino believes he can count on him to perform until then.He said: “We hope that he can be here for a long time.”I think Christian is a fantastic player. I was in Copenhagen in the summer and spent a good time with my wife, and Christian, in a very nice restaurant!”We hope that Christian can commit to the club with a long-term contract – but in football business it is about timings and negotiations.”He is ready to wait. Maybe sign this week, maybe sign in six months.”For me, it is not a point to discuss. He is very committed with us and he is playing so well. He is a great player and I am so happy with him.”He is a special person and you need to give him some freedom on the pitch.”You cannot put him in a box to play, you need to give freedom and trust in him.”It’s like my dog in the park – I say, ‘go, I trust in you!’. Christian, you need to trust in him.”There is going to be a decision, and I hope he will commit to the club for the long term.” last_img read more

What is Yaya Toure’s net worth & salary?

first_imgYaya Toure has enjoyed an illustrious career on both club and international levels, most notably during his spell at Manchester City where he scored 79 career goals over the course of eight seasons.He was an important player for the Ivory Coast national team as well, winning the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015 and netting 19 times in 101 appearances.He is a known philanthropist and is involved in giving back to the community as well, is outspoken about race issues in football and is a keen advocate for the preservation of animals (elephants especially) as well as a supporter of UNICEF. 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? With the forward now having been released from Olympiakos as he searches for a new challenge, Goal has tallied up his estimated net worth and taken a look at his past charity pursuits and endorsements.What is Yaya Toure’s net worth? Toure has enjoyed an illustrious career that has seen him play for some of the biggest names in European football including Barcelona, Man City and Monaco, but it is with Man City that he hit his career best in form, scoring 79 career goals and winning three Premier League titles, one FA Cup, two EFL Cups and one Community Shield.He is an Africa Cup of Nations champion with the Ivory Coast in 2015 and was named African Footballer of the Year on four occasions for four consecutive years (2011-2015) as well as Manchester City Player of the Year in 2013-14.Toure’s net worth has been estimated at £54m ($70m) by the website Celebrity Net Worth.How much does Yaya Toure earn? Yaya Toure - OlympiacosToure is currently a free agent after he re-joined the Greek club in September, though is now eager for a new challenge as he believes that modern-day footballers can play well into their 40s.He is believed to have taken a significant pay cut after joining the Greek side following the reported £220,000 ($285k) he was earning a week at Manchester City, with his assets during his Etihad days thought to be worth around £54 million ($70m).What sponsorships does Yaya Toure have? Toure’s primary sponsorship deal with Puma calls for part of his income to be used towards supplying shoes to underprivileged West Africans.In 2015, he was the face of Nissan’s advertising in Africa and became the brand’s global ambassador.How many social media followers does Yaya Toure have? Unlike the majority of his colleagues and compatriots, he is not on Instagram, though tweets semi-frequently on his Twitter account where, at the time of writing, he has amassed 731,000 followers.Looking forward to some Monday Night Football !!!! 💙💙💙Let’s do this 🙌🏾 https://t.co/gFAJBaY1cL— Yaya Touré (@YayaToure) January 14, 2019He boasts 1.3m followers on his official Facebook account, though his preferred social media platform of choice is likely his official website, with which he posts updates about his club activity, his sponsorship endorsements as well as his activities in charity work and giving back to the community.As per the introduction to the website: “In the Ivory Coast they call him ‘L’Ordinateur’ (‘the computer’) because he is a master of the game, a tactician of subtle brilliance. Roberto Mancini, his former manager at Manchester City, famously called him ‘coach’ because of his appetite for analysing video footage of games and writing down his observations in a notebook.”What charity work does Yaya Toure do? Yaya Toure Soccer Aid 2018In October 2013, Toure joined a campaign against elephant poaching, becoming a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme.Let’s do all we can to protect the environment and the incredible animals on our planet.Great work @UNEnvironment 👍🏾 https://t.co/9i8x88pO37— Yaya Touré (@YayaToure) November 10, 2018In the summer of 2018, Toure gave his support to UNICEF by taking part in the Soccer Aid charity match alongside the likes of Usain Bolt, Gordon Ramsey and Kevin Pietersen. The match raised over £5.5m.He also leads the Yaya Toure Young Leaders Programme, an educational vehicle that seeks to expand the horizons of young people in Africa aged 15-25. The course covers HIV prevention, gender equality issues and the dangers of substance abuse, and is geared to developing the future leaders of Africa.Toure also joined forced with Idris Elba, former footballer Patrick Vieira and others in a groundbreaking campaign titled ‘Ebola Deeply – Africa United’ that broadcast to millions across Africa and the world, in an effort to de-stigmatise the healthcare workers fighting the Ebola epidemic.It was my pleasure to visit @farenet’s #DiversityHouse today!All my career I have stood against racism and discrimination. I wanted to thank the campaigners fighting this issue every day.We should all support them as much as possible. https://t.co/noCc9dtDw8— Yaya Touré (@YayaToure) June 24, 2018After signing a boot deal with Puma in 2011, Toure insisted on waiving his fee in exchange for large amounts of football equipment to be distributed among West African children living in poverty. Toure’s aim was to give more children in the region the chance to play football, therefore encouraging football development in Africa at grassroots level, as well as supporting child welfare.“In under-privileged areas of Africa, football is a way for children to enjoy themselves and be healthy, for some it is also a way to a better life as it was for me. I am very happy to be working with PUMA on this,” he said at the time.The Ivory Coast international has also been an active participant in the discourse surrounding racism and the bigotry received by black footballers, and is an ambassador for anti-racism group FARE and also advised FIFA on how to fight the issue.last_img read more

Midtjylland vs Rangers: TV, stream & preview

first_imgRangers’ Europa League qualification run continues on Thursday with a trip to Denmark, where they will face Midtjylland.Steven Gerrard’s men have been in fine form this season, despite a scoreless draw at Progres Niederkorn a week ago. Indeed, they won their Scottish Premiership opener 2-1 against Kilmarnock on Sunday, with Connor Goldson’s late winner sparking raucous scenes.Midtjylland are their toughest opponents to date, though. Although this is their first European game of the season, they are four matches into their league campaign and have won each one by a single goal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Game Midtjylland vs Rangers Date Thursday, August 8 Time 7pm BST / 2pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game will be available for streaming on Rangers TV. US TV channel Online stream N/A Rangers TV In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be broadcast on television but can be streamed via Rangers TV. UK TV channel Online stream N/A Rangers TV Squads & Team News Position Midtjylland squad Goalkeepers Hansen, Ottesen, Andersen Defenders Dal Hende, Andersson, Reese, Scholz, Nicolaisen, Manjrekar, Sviatchenko, Da Silva Midfielders Sparv, Poulsen, Okosun, Evander, Mabil, Anderson, Ogochukwu, Cajuste, Madsen, Dyhr Forwards Kaba, Thychosen, Isaksen, Dovbyk, Junior Brumado, Wikheim Summer signing Paulinho is only ready now to begin training and is not currently in the club’s European squad.Crucially, Nigeria international striker Paul Onuachu, who was part of the side that finished third at the Africa Cup of Nations, has not featured after that competition. Midtjylland have not fielded the 6′ 7″ forward this season as he is liable to be sold.Former Celtic centre-back Erik Sviatchenko can play, despite being dismissed at the weekend.Possibile Midtjylland starting XI: Hansen; Scholz, Sviatchenko, Nicolaisen; Cajuste, Frank, Sparv, Evander, Andersson; Junior Brumado, Wikheim Position Rangers squad Goalkeepers McGregor, Foderingham, Firth Defenders Tavernier, Edmundson, Goldson, Katic, Polster, Barisic, Halliday, Helander, Flanagan Midfielders Jack, Davis, Ojo, Kamara, Docherty, Aribo, Arfield Forwards Stewart, Morelos, Defoe, Jones, Hastie Graham Dorrans and Jamie Murphy continue to miss out injured for Steven Gerrard’s men, who will be able to welcome back goalkeeper Allan McGregor, who was suspended for the weekend win at Kilmarnock.Jon Flanagan and Filip Helander are both doubts.Possible Rangers starting XI: McGregor; Tavernier, Goldson, Katic, Barisic; Davis, Jack, Aribo; Ojo, Morelos, Arfield.Betting & Match Odds Rangers are 13/8 outsiders to win this match at bet365. Steven Gerrard’s men can be backed at 11/5 to get a draw, while a Midtjylland victory is on offer at 31/20.Click here to see all of bet365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more .Match Preview Steven Davis Rangers 2019-20Rangers have made an almost flawless start to the season but on Thursday face their biggest test yet as they tackle Midtjylland at the MCH Arena.Steven Gerrard’s side are unbeaten both in friendly and competitive play this term and on Sunday received a major boost as they overcame Kilmarnock 2-1 thanks to a late Connor Goldson effort. Having only taken two points from a possible 12 against the Rugby Park side in the league last season, this was a very welcome success.Now thoughts turn back towards Europe, where the Gers are seeking to reach the group stage of the Europa League for the second season in succession. Two qualifying rounds have already been negotiated with ease, but there is little doubt that the challenge becomes harder this time around.Speaking after the draw against Progres last week, Gerrard admitted that his side would “have to play better” to overcome their seeded rivals.Midtjylland are seeking to reach the group stage for just the second time in their history, though when they did before they recorded a stunning two-legged victory over Southampton and even beat Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United 2-1 at home before succumbing 5-1 in the return leg.Since then, they have fallen in the play-off round three times, against Osmanlispor, Apollon Limassol and Malmo.“I think our chance of going through is 50-50, but it will be insanely difficult,” former Celtic man Erik Sviatchenko admitted. “It’s going to be two exciting ties – Rangers will come to Denmark with a lot of fans and they have a really strong team.“I had the pleasure of playing against them five times while at Celtic. Rangers are physical and fast.“But we are at home in the first leg and I think we have a chance if we can keep another clean sheet – something we have being doing a lot of recently.“We have one aim and that is to get into the Europa League group stage.”The two clubs share the same goal but only one can progress, with the winner set for a showdown against Legia Warsaw or Atromitos.last_img read more

There’s A New Heisman House Commercial Starring Baker Mayfield

first_imgBaker Mayfield stars in a new Heisman House commercial.Former Oklahoma signal-caller Baker Mayfield is the quarterback of the Cleveland Browns now, but he’s still representing the Sooners on television from time to time. His latest work is another hilarious Heisman House commercial.In the new spot, Mayfield is flying around on drone shoes, talking to former Miami quarterback Gino Torretta. Mayfield reveals that he’s both gotten his car painted and hired a band to follow him around – hoping to write off all these expenses on his taxes.After Torretta informs Mayfield that none of it is tax-deductible, the former Sooners quarterback unveils a cape and flies off for some sad alone time.It’s a weird commercial, for sure. But Oklahoma fans will still like it.Big league @bakermayfield thinks his new drone shoes are tax deductible. @GinoTorretta has some news for him. @NissanUSA #HeismanHouse pic.twitter.com/LtDZqXuxJ3— Nissan (@NissanUSA) November 1, 2018Mayfield, after being selected No. 1 overall this past April, has had a decent start to his NFL career. He’s thrown for 1,471 yards and eight touchdowns against six interceptions in six games.Mayfield’s NFL career took a bit of a turn earlier this week when the Browns decided to fire head coach Hue Jackson. It’ll be interesting to see how Mayfield performs moving forward.last_img read more

Another Video Of Dirty Play In Alabama-LSU Has Surfaced

first_imgFans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin' Cajuns at Tiger Stadium.BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: Fans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin’ Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)Alabama-LSU is one of college football’s most-intense rivalries, so it wasn’t surprising to see it get a little too physical at times.Saturday night, video of an Alabama player’s apparent dirty move on LSU quarterback Joe Burrow went viral.It looked pretty bad:Williams driving his forearm into the throat of Burrow and then a Machado-esque leg drag across his helmet. pic.twitter.com/0AZosV0CDY— Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin) November 4, 2018That’s not the only apparent dirty play from the game, either.This play has been getting some attention on social media, too:You really have to like all these 5-stars playing with class pic.twitter.com/Z1sCmwN5V1— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) November 4, 2018If you really tried, you could probably find moments like these from basically every college football game. It’s a physical sport and, at times, emotions will boil over.Still, it’s not something you want to see, especially in a game of this magnitude.last_img read more

Michigan State Fans Aren’t Happy With This Mark Dantonio Comment

first_imgA closeup of Mark Dantonio wearing a green Michigan State polo.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 07: Michigan State Spartans head football coach Mark Dantonio prior to the start of the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan State fans don’t appear to be happy with what head football coach Mark Dantonio said today.Dantonio, speaking about the Spartans’ 2018 season, said he “firmly believes” this year will be a success.Michigan State, meanwhile, is 6-5 and coming off of a loss to Nebraska. The Spartans should improve to 7-5 with a win against Rutgers.Dantonio: “I firmly believe this year will be a success.”— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) November 20, 2018Michigan State fans have reacted like this:I’m interested in learning how he defines “success.”— Johnny Bridges (@MattBuckelew) November 20, 2018 pic.twitter.com/TpbgVSwKCu— Sean (@SeanFbeezy) November 20, 2018They must have a very broad definition of success…— the real ian scott (@IanScott1982) November 20, 2018 pic.twitter.com/aDFjrhy0br— Savage?Beast (@Skeets24) November 20, 2018 pic.twitter.com/wRsGHyYKWL— Trevor Upchurch (@SidewaysMosque) November 20, 2018Welp.Michigan State and Rutgers are set to play on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. E.T.last_img read more

FOX Analyst Trashes College Football’s “Most Overrated” Program

first_imgA general view of Michigan's football stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 10: General view of the fans filling the University of Michigan Stadium prior to the start of the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)The pitchforks are out for Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan football program this week, following the Wolverines’ brutal loss to Ohio State.Michigan entered Saturday’s game against the Buckeyes at 10-1, ranked No. 4 in the country with eyes set on the College Football Playoff, but Harbaugh’s team left Columbus with a blowout loss.Now, everyone and their brother is seizing the opportunity to criticize the Ann Arbor program.FOX analyst Rob Parker took a major shot at the Wolverines this afternoon.“Michigan is the most overrated program in the history of college football. They’ve won one national championship since the Louisiana Purchase,” he said.”Michigan is the most overrated program in the history of college football. They’ve won one national championship since the Louisiana Purchase,” @RobParkerFS1 just made me spit out my coffee with that one ??— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) November 27, 2018That’s probably a bit excessive – Michigan has won the most games in college football history – but the Wolverines certainly haven’t been national championship-good in quite a while.Can Jim Harbaugh ever get the Wolverines to that level?last_img read more

Kliff Kingsbury Has Reportedly Declined A “Lucrative” Coaching Offer

first_imgkliff kingsbury yells at an official during a texas tech gameTEMPE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 10: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury of the Texas Tech Red Raiders reacts on the sidelines during the first half of the college football game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium on September 10, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury has reportedly turned down an opportunity to become a head coach again.Kingsbury, who became USC’s offensive coordinator earlier this month, was reportedly pursued by the Houston Cougars, who fired Major Applewhite on Sunday.Brett McMurphy reports that Houston offered Kingsbury a “lucrative” head coaching offer.He declined it.“USC OC/former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has declined “a lucrative offer” to become coach at Houston, source told @WatchStadium,” he tweeted.USC OC/former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has declined “a lucrative offer” to become coach at Houston, source told @WatchStadium. WVU’s Dana Holgorsen is UH’s next target, source said— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 31, 2018Houston is now expected to target West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen, who could have interested in the Cougars’ position.Holgorsen is believed by some to be ready to move on from the Mountaineers’ program.“He loves the city and it’s a better cultural fit for him. There’s been tension at WVU for a while. He just had one of his best teams and only went 8-4. Just feels like right time for a change of scenery,” ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg said of Holgorsen and the Houston job.He loves the city and it’s a better cultural fit for him. There’s been tension at WVU for a while. He just had one of his best teams and only went 8-4. Just feels like right time for a change of scenery. https://t.co/H3Hf2NWItI— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) December 30, 2018Houston is reportedly prepared to offer Holgorsen a contract that West Virginia might not be able to match.Stay tuned.last_img read more

Kirk Herbstreit Names ‘Good Fit’ For The West Virginia Job

first_imgKirk Herbstreit on the set of ESPN's College GameDayNEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)Earlier this week, reports of Dana Holgorsen-to-Houston began. Although the reports seemed like all smoke and no fire at first, they quickly morphed into a real story.Holgorsen’s ties to Houston and friendship with super-booster Tilman Fertitta was enough for the Cougars to lure him away from his position at West Virginian. Holgorsen is the new head coach at Houston, which leaves a vacancy for the Mountaineers.On Tuesday afternoon, ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit thinks Butch Jones could be a good fit for the West Virginia opening, according to Michael Bratton.Kirk Herbstreit believes Butch Jones could be ‘good fit’ for West Virginia head coaching position https://t.co/sZrUbNaoP4— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) January 1, 2019Jones most recently worked as an analyst for Alabama, but has significant head coaching experience. He had successful stints at Central Michigan and Cincinnati before taking over at Tennessee.In five years as the Volunteers head coach, Jones led the team to a 34-27 record and three bowl wins.Will Jones land a head coaching job after one year with the Tide?last_img read more

Exclusive: Samsung to launch Galaxy M10 at Rs 8,990, M20 at Rs 12,990

first_imgExclusive: Samsung to launch Galaxy M10 at Rs 8,990, M20 at Rs 12,990Sources close to India Today Tech have revealed the prices of the Galaxy M10 and M20 phones ahead of their launch on January 28.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 18, 2019UPDATED: January 19, 2019 11:06 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Galaxy M10 and M20 price in India will be Rs 8,990 and Rs 12,990, respectivelyThe Galaxy M phones will come with waterdrop displaysSamsung will announce the Galaxy M10 and M20 on January 28Samsung is gearing up to launch the Galaxy M10 and M20 phones in India on January 28 as part of the newly minted Galaxy M series. These phones will fall in the affordable segment to take on the likes of Xiaomi and Realme and India Today Tech has just learnt the prices of both the devices. According to our sources, the Galaxy M10 will be priced at Rs 8,990 while the Galaxy M20 will cost Rs 12,990 in India.This falls in line with past reports that the Galaxy M10 will fall under Rs 10,000. Our source did not reveal the storage and memory configuration of the Galaxy M10 and M20 phones. What past rumours have suggested is that the Galaxy M20 will come with 3GB of RAM with either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. There may be more than one variant for each of these devices, and the prices confirmed to us by our sources are likely of the base models.Samsung has already confirmed that the Galaxy M phones will launch as Amazon exclusive devices. The e-commerce platform has also revealed a few key design details as well.Based on what we know so far, the Galaxy M10 and M20 will come with a waterdrop Infinity-V displays. These are the first Samsung phones to employ this new display, allowing the M series to offer something unique in the affordable segment. Both the Galaxy M phones are also said to come with dual rear cameras. However, it seems only the Galaxy M20 will offer a fingerprint sensor, while the Galaxy M10 will rely on face unlock as the only biometric option.advertisementPast benchmark listing has told us that the Galaxy M20 will sport a 6.3-inch FHD+ (1080×2340) LCD display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 409 ppi. This is also rumoured to be the first Samsung phone to house a large 5,000mAh battery. The handset is said to measure 156.4 x 74.5 x 8.8 mm and weighs 183 grams.The dual cameras on the Galaxy M20 may include a 13MP primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture and a 5MP depth sensor. The Galaxy M20 will reportedly get an Exynos 7885 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. Both the Galaxy M10 and M20 will most likely ship with Android Oreo rather than Android Pie with One UI.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy M10 may come with 6.2-inch Infinity-V display, Exynos chipALSO READ | Samsung confirms Galaxy M series India launch on January 28, Galaxy M10, M20 expected firstGet 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 bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow SamsungFollow Galaxy M20last_img read more