Liverpool ‘He spends a lot of time on his bum now’ – Souness says Ronaldo is past his best Robin Bairner Last updated 1 year ago 16:36 5/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(9) Getty Liverpool Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid UEFA Champions League The three-time European Cup winner believes that the powers of the Portuguese have been on the wane for the last 12 months now Liverpool should not fret over the menace posed by Real Madrid ’s Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League final, according to club legend Graeme Souness.The Reds will do battle with the 12-time European champions in Kiev on Saturday for the crown, but Souness does not believe that the Portuguese offers the same threat as he once did.It has been billed as an encounter between the Portuguese and Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah , who managed 42 strikes for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now But Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, is coming off his joint poorest La Liga campaign in terms of goal scoring since arriving at the club in 2009 , despite netting 26 times in 27 matches, and the Scotsman has suggested that he is past his best.“He spends a lot of time on his bum now, complaining he’s been fouled, and plays the width of the box,” Souness argued to The Times . “He’s still capable of great things but, like Real, nowhere near where he was even 12 months ago.”Ronaldo, though, has been a specialist in the Champions League over the years and is the competition’s record marksman. This season, he has scored 15 times in 12 outings, though was held to a blank by Bayern Munich in the semi-finals – the first matches he had failed to score in after notching in 14 of his previous 15 in the competition, including 11 in succession.Indeed, if he were to score a hat-trick against Liverpool, he would break his own record for goals in a Champions League season, having previously accumulated 17 in the 2013-14 campaign.It is a competition that he has won on four previous occasions, including three with Real Madrid, who are seeking to defend the trophy for a second successive occasion, attempting to be the first team to do so since Bayern Munich from 1974-76.Souness won three European Cups with Liverpool between 1978 and 1984, while he turned out for the Reds on 359 occasions. He later became their manager, winning the 1991-92 FA Cup. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Liverpool Mignolet feels Karius’ pain after testing season for Liverpool’s error-prone goalkeepers Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 17:05 5/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Liverpool Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid UEFA Champions League The German made two costly mistakes in a Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid, but retains the full support of a club colleague at Anfield Simon Mignolet feels for fellow Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius, with both men having endured their fair share of criticism on the back of costly errors.The Reds have struggled for consistency between the sticks in recent years, with Jurgen Klopp having spent much of the last two seasons shuffling his pack.Neither Mignolet nor Karius have convinced when called upon, with the latter having endured another nightmare outing in a 3-1 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Two horrendous mistakes allowed Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale to net against the Reds, with Mignolet among those forced to watch on from the sidelines as European dreams were dashed in Kiev.The Belgian knows all too well what Karius – who has apologised for his performance – will be going through, telling reporters on the support he can offer: “I know how it is. You need a bit of time. The good thing about this final is that he will have the summer to take it and go forward.“If he wants to talk then of course I will be there. Every goalkeeper can relate to him.“I’ve been in this situation before myself and those kind of things you deal with yourself.“The only thing I told him is that there is a reason we got to this final, and why we played in this final, so think about that.“But of course it is very difficult to say anything to him and to let him grasp it.“He’s only young. I’m sure he will [bounce back]. I think we have all the tools at Liverpool as well to help him with that.”While Liverpool fell at the final hurdle in their continental quest, they did give their loyal supporters plenty to shout about in 2017-18 and Mignolet believes there will be better days to come.He added: “When you see the amount of supporters who were behind us throughout the whole campaign, with their special songs, they made something special happen this year.“It’s very bitter that we can’t give them something back and not to give them the trophy that they wanted.“Together with the fans, together with the rest of the club. I think we play, not as individuals, but as a team, we play as 11 together, we play as a whole squad.“Everyone was behind the team from the very first moment we stepped into the Champions League and I think that will be the same going forward.“Liverpool stands for unity, Liverpool stands for ‘all together’. I think that will not only be the right ideal for Liverpool, it has always been their history and will always be their future.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
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In the 18’s Boys division, the three top seeds have carried on their impressive form and are all undefeated after two days of the tournament. In Pool A, New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges (NSWCCC) has continued the form that saw them win the 2009 NYC title, currently sitting on top of the ladder with 66 touchdowns for and nine touchdowns against. The Sydney Scorpions sit in second place on the Pool A ladder, with four wins from their five games. Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) is sitting on top of Pool B, with five wins from its five games. The Brisbane City Cobras are also undefeated, winning three of their games and having a draw in the other. In Pool C, New South Wales Combined High Schools (NSWCHS) are on top of the ladder, followed by the South Queensland Sharks, who have won three games and lost two. In Pool A of the 18’s Girls division, QSST has continued its impressive form, with six wins from its six games so far. Last year’s winner, who is going for its fifth consecutive title, has scored 67 touchdowns and has only conceded six touchdowns against so far this tournament. The Brisbane City Cobras sit in second place, with five wins and one loss from their six games, with local hopes, the Sunshine Coast Pineapples in third. Two of New South Wales’ schools teams, New South Wales Combined High Schools and New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges, sit in first and second place of Pool B respectively following two days of competition. Both sides are undefeated and will meet at 9.50am on day three in what should be an exciting encounter. To view all the results from day two of the 2010 X-Blades National Youth Championships, please click on the following link:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-742-0-0-0&a=COMPS
The team has made it through to be one of the final three teams in the competition, and are vying for $14,000 prize money if they win. To vote, simply call 1902 55 61 99 and make sure you vote (A). Alternatively, you can text (A) and your name to 199 66 199. Voting starts 6.00am this Thursday, 18 August and finishes on Monday, 22 at 11:59pm. For more information about the ‘Team of the Week initiative, please visit the following website:http://www.lifestylent.nt.gov.au/team-of-the-week/index.html#TC To relive some of the Ramingining Warriors highlights over the past 12 months, please click on the following links:http://www.ausport.gov.au/news/asc_news/story_409623_travelling_far_and_wide_for_the_2010_wa_be_active_touch_football_state_championships http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2010/11/18/3070106.htm?site=darwin
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd fullback Luke Shaw: Jose won three trophies hereby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United fullback Luke Shaw paid tribute to Jose Mourinho after victory at Cardiff City.Shaw, who had a turbulent time under Mourinho, also insisted the outgoing manager deserved more respect what he achieved at United.He said: “It’s not very nice when something as big as that happens at the club but we all as players and as a team need to show respect.”People might be quick to forget what Jose did for United, with the three trophies. He did a lot.“One of the trophies (Europa League) was one we hadn’t won before. He took us to three trophies in sort of one season.”So people need to respect him and remember what he did, not only for us as a team to win those trophies but for the fans as well.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Guendouzi lauds Arsenal striker Aubameyang as ‘Premier League’s best’by Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has admitted that he loves playing alongside teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The youngster has made a big impression at the Emirates Stadium club this season.Arriving from Lorient at 19, he has been a star in central midfield, turning in plenty of impressive displays.But he preferred to praise his teammate in an interview with Sky Sports.”He’s [Aubameyang] helping us a lot because he scores so much,” Guendouzi said. “For me he is the best striker in the Premier League this season and if he keeps scoring as much in the second half of the season, I know we will finish really high in the table.”As a midfielder it’s a pleasure to play with someone like him, it’s easy because he has so many qualities. “He can run behind, he’s in the box in front of goal but he can also link up play and play with his back to his goal. For a midfielder this is perfect because he offers so many solutions.”
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Jorge de Frutos trains with senior Real Madrid squad: Just 2 years after playing street footballby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJorge de Frutos has been training with the Real Madrid senior squad this week.Suspension rules De Frutos out of Castilla action this weekend and, as a result, Santiago Solari allowed him to train with the first team as he made up the numbers.A Madrid fan since birth, the player was without a club until he turned 16, having spent his younger years playing futsal on the streets of his hometown, Navares de Enmedio.Rayo Majadahonda took a chance by signing him into the Castilian regional leagues before he moved on at 18 to play in the Segunda B for two season, helping the side achieve promotion last year.And there was no hesitation when his agent, Juanma Lopes, informed him of Real Madrid’s offer.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino: Colchester were fantasticby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMauricio Pochettino has given credit to Colchester United after the League Two knocked Tottenham out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.Colchester won on penalties after the game finished 0-0 in normal time.He said: “Colchester made a fantastic game, it was difficult.”We are so disappointed we could not score in 90 minutes.”They beat Palace on penalties too, that can happen. That’s the beauty of the competition, always something can happen.”We wanted to go further but we are out.”
Advisers urge Foden to stick with Man Cityby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePhil Foden is being urged to stick with Manchester City.Foden feels a loan move away from the reigning Premier League champions would hinder his progress, despite his limited playing time.The family and friends of the 19-year-old are reported to be keen for the England youngster to continue his role at the Etihad under Pep Guardiola, in which he receives game time primarily in cup competitions.The Times says there is a feeling within Foden’s close circle that leaving City on loan could actually prove damaging to the teenager’s progression.And City have no intention of sending Foden out to another Premier League club on loan. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham: Always England for meby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham insists it was always his “dream” to play for England.He was courted by the Nigerian FA but now has his sights set on a long and successful career with England.Abraham, who qualified for Nigeria through his father, explained: “For me, it’s always nice to be wanted by two nations – it clearly means you’re doing something well.“At the back of my head, I’ve always wanted to play for England. I was born and have grown up in England.“My dream was always to play for England. I love both nations but my head was just screwed on with England.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
DETROIT, MI – MARCH 18: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange reacts during the first half against the Michigan State Spartans in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Little Caesars Arena on March 18, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Syracuse’s self-imposed NCAA Tournament ban has helped spark a lot of debate about the efficacy of NCAA post-season bans, which almost always wind up punishing players who are not involved in the violations at hand. Many believe the punishment should be levied against coaches and administrators, including ESPN’s Dan Dakich, who believes that Jim Boeheim, and not Rakeem Christmas, Mike Gbinije, and company, should be the one banned from the tournament. Dakich had Boeheim on his radio show, and the legendary Syracuse coach agrees with his idea.Jimmy B on @dandakich “I’d rather take the punishment and let the players go to the tournament, I’ve been to the tournament” @BrentAxeMedia— Justin Hardie (@jhardie13) February 25, 2015While it is too late for this Syracuse team, last night’s win at Notre Dame gives the program two wins over Top 12 teams in the last week, and the Orange would probably be right on the bubble if they were eligible. Punishing a coach who was present, even if he may or may not have been aware of alleged violations, makes far more sense than taking this opportunity away from the innocent players.
STARKVILLE, MS – OCTOBER 11: A general view of Davis Wade Stadium during the game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Auburn Tigers on October 11, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)One of the top defensive back recruits in the country has flipped his commitment. He’s headed from the Big 12 to the SEC.Jarrian Jones, a four-star defensive back out of Mississippi, announced on Twitter late on Saturday that he was flipping his commitment. He had been committed to Oklahoma.The four-star recruit is now committed to Mississippi State.Here’s his full decision:Uno and Cino ? Back together again…………. pic.twitter.com/yRMVYjfi7I— Jarrian Jones • (@7reasons1k) June 2, 2018This decision does not come as a surprise to Oklahoma fans, who were expecting to lose Jones at some point during his recruitment. It’s extremely difficult to hold onto top recruits from SEC country.Jones is ranked the No. 18 safety in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He also holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Michigan, among other programs.Mississippi State’s 2019 class is ranked the No. 13 class in the country.You can view the full class here.
COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Ohio State basketball was struck with disappointing news today, as Micah Potter announced he’ll transfer. It’s important to keep in mind that his brother, Noah Potter, is currently on track to play football for the Buckeyes.Potter is a defensive end from the class of 2019, and he’s an Ohio native. Although his brother will leave the Buckeyes after two seasons, the high school recruit is staying with his original choice.Just in case fans were worrying about his future intentions, Potter set the record straight on social media.He left this message on Twitter:For anyone wondering I am still 1000% committed to Ohio State.— Noah Potter (@noah_potter10) November 5, 2018Credit to Potter for sticking with his commitment to the Buckeyes. As for the tweet itself, it’s great to see him already engaging with his future supporters.The four-star recruit has several reasons to remain in Columbus, which should validate his decision.Moving over to Ohio State’s basketball team, losing the junior forward before the start of the season could hurt its overall depth. However, it’s hard to blame him for wanting more opportunity on the hardwood.
LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: A flag of the Nebraska Cornhuskers flys before the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)The Nebraska Cornhuskers are bringing in a walk-on QB with ties to one of the greatest players in school history.On Thursday night, Riley Kinney – grandson of Nebraska legend Jeff Kinney – announced on Twitter that he had received a walk-on offer to Nebraska.247Sports has Kinney rated as a two-star, Dual-Threat QB from Loveland, Colorado.Unfortunately for Kinney, Nebraska already has a young, promising QB in Adrian Martinez – so even if he accepts the offer, it may be some time before he sees the field.Super excited to receive a walk on offer to the University of Nebraska…one of my favorite places on earth. Thanks @coachwilhite @coach_frost for the amazing opportunity. #GBR pic.twitter.com/4r972wDmIC— Riley Kinney (@riley_kinney012) December 7, 2018Kinney’s famous grandfather Jeff led the Cornhuskers in rushing in 1969 and 1971. He was a star player for the team in their national title campaigns of 1970 and 1971.Jeff Kinney’s college football career earned him a 23rd-overall selection by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1972 NFL draft.However, in a five-year NFL career, Kinney would rush for just 1,285 yards and five TDs. He had only two 100-yard rushing games.
Just when you thought you’ve seen it all …Now you’ve seen the turnover … pencil? ✏️ pic.twitter.com/x5mejIL7ID— ESPN (@espn) September 7, 2019After intercepting the ball, the Akron player goes directly to the sideline and grabs the large pencil. He then stands up on the bench and holds the pencil over his head in celebration. The player then shows the camera the pencil which appears to have writing on it, but it’s hard to make out what it says.We must inform you Akron has a turnover pencil. pic.twitter.com/8B29gJRpCr— Sporting News (@sportingnews) September 7, 2019What could the turnover prop stand for? Could there by symbolic meaning in regards to the eraser? Or maybe “rewriting history”?Either way, there’s a mixed reaction from college football fans across the country. Some love the simplistic and fun prop. Others are questioning the use of it in the first place.What are you thoughts? Is the turnover pencil the best celebratory prop in college football? Celebratory props are becoming more and more popular with each passing college football season.First, Miami introduced the glamorous turnover chain for players to wear after forcing a turnover. Many similar props followed. Now, in 2019, we have a new prop going viral on social media. And the team utilizing it isn’t a team you’d expect.Against the UAB Blazers, the Akron Zips introduced the turnover pencil. Yes, the turnover pencil. You read that correctly.But the turnover pencil isn’t just your standard 7.5 inch writing utensil. The prop is several feet in length.
ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 15: Head Coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs decides on a play call against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on September 15, 2018 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart made a questionable decision late in his team’s game against Notre Dame that ended up allowing the Fighting Irish to stay right in it.The Bulldogs, leading the Fighting Irish 20-10, opted to kick a field goal on a 4th and a half yard from Notre Dame’s 26-yard line.The field goal was good, but it ended up allowing the deficit to remain at two scores.Should Smart have gone for it? Maybe… Let’s go back to Kirby’s decision to kick the FG, WHICH ALLOWED NOTRE DAME TO STILL HAVE A SHOT TO WIN THIS GAME!— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) September 22, 2019I can’t wait to see Kirby Smart kick field goals on fourth-and-1 again against Florida this year. Going up by 13 with a field goal on Georgia’s last drive is why UGA is going to get beat at some point this year.— Will Miles (@WillMilesSEC) September 22, 2019What in the world is Kirby Smart doing kicking a FG there?— Brad Rowland (@BTRowland) September 22, 2019Thankfully for Georgia, Smart’s decision did not end up costing the Bulldogs a win.Georgia ended up stopping Notre Dame on its potentially game-winning drive, beating the Fighting Irish, 23-17.The Bulldogs improved to 4-0 on the season, while the Fighting Irish dropped to 2-1.
It’s always special to play for home team in IPL 2019: Ishant SharmaIshant Sharma will be playing for his home side, Delhi Capitals, after representing Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rising Pune Supergiants and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiMarch 15, 2019UPDATED: March 15, 2019 16:04 IST Ishant Sharma will be playing for his home side Delhi Capitals in IPL 2019 (Reuters Photo)Excited to play for his home team for the first time since IPL’s inception, India pacer Ishant Sharma said it is always a “special” moment for him to be returning to the iconic Feroze Shah Kotla stadium from where his journey started.Having represented various teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Ishant will represent his home team Delhi Capitals in the season beginning March 23.In the past, Ishant, who plied his trade in Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rising Pune Supergiants and Sunrisers Hyderabad.”For me, Kotla is something more than a ground. Right from the under-17 level, I have played all my matches here. I have a number of memories here,” Ishant said in a video post on Instagram.”Not only for me, but for all those who represent Delhi, Kotla is a memory for them because it is where it all starts. It is from here that we went ahead to represent our country.The 30-year-old pacer was bought by Delhi Capitals for Rs 1.10 crore during the auctions in Jaipur earlier this year.Ishant has scalped 58 wickets from 76 IPL games.”I have got this opportunity after 12 years to represent my home team and I feel very proud. I will try to deliver my best and I hope we win the trophy this year,” he said.Delhi Capitals will start their IPL campaign against three-time champions Mumbai Indians on March 24 at the Wankhede Stadium.Also Read | Shane Warne reveals how Rajasthan Royals signed up Ashton TurneradvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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 Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Delhi CapitalsFollow Ishant SharmaFollow Indian Premier League
Cricket fan dies in Bihar while watching thrilling IND vs NZ matchThe victim’s family has claimed that the 49-year-old man died of “excitement or shock” while watching the World Cup semi-final match.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 11, 2019UPDATED: July 11, 2019 19:51 IST The victim was taken to a hospital when he was unable to breathe. (Photo: ANI)A man from Kishanganj district in Bihar died of a heart attack while watching the cricket match between India and New Zealand on Wednesday. His family has claimed that the 49-year-old man died of “excitement or shock” while watching the World Cup semi-final match.The victim was taken to a hospital when he was unable to breathe. “He was rushed to hospital by his family when he was unable to breathe. The family says he was watching the match which caused an excitement. Maybe he got a shock,” a doctor of a hospital said.Bihar: A man from Kishanganj died allegedly due to heart attack while watching #INDvsNZ match y’day. Doctor (pic 2) says,”He was rushed to hospital by his family when he was unable to breathe. Family says he was watching match which caused an excitement.Maybe he got a shock.” pic.twitter.com/2akY6Fh26m— ANI (@ANI) July 11, 2019In two separate instances, India’s shock defeat against New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup’s semi-final claimed the life of a sports enthusiast in West Bengal, while another tried to commit suicide in Odisha.Unable to bear cricketer MS Dhoni’s run out, Srikant Maity apparently suffered a heart attack and died, police said on Thursday.The 33-year-old owner of a cycle repairing shop at Sekenderpur in West Bengal’s Hooghly district fell unconscious immediately after watching Mahendra Singh Dhoni being run out in the cricket match at Manchester in England, police said.Police said that MS Dhoni’s exit was the turning point of the crucial match, which Srikanta was watching on his mobile phone at his shop. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead.advertisementAnother man, identified as Sambaru Bhoi of Singhbhadi village, attempted suicide in Odisha’s Kalahandi district by consuming poison after watching the match on television along with his friends on Wednesday evening.Sambaru Bhoi was confident that India would win the semi-final match against New Zealand and had even argued with his friends about it, said Odisha police quoting the man’s parents.Also Read | Dutee Chand wins 100m Gold in historic victory for India. Proud of you, says BollywoodAlso Watch | Nobody can win 100 out of 100 matches: Sachin Tendulkar after India crash out of World CupFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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 byChanchal Chauhan