Fast reaction: 3 quick takeaways from Syracuse’s 28-6 loss to Louisville

first_img Published on October 3, 2014 at 11:55 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (2-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) fell to Louisville (5-1, 3-1 ACC) by a score of 28-6 in the Carrier Dome on Friday night, and here are three quick reactions to the game. 1. 0-for-everything Forgive the obviousness, but it’s hard to win football games without scoring touchdowns. Syracuse tried to prove that wrong and, in a lot of ways, so did Louisville. But two field goals from Cole Murphy were far less than the Orange needed to keep pace with Louisville, and touchdowns were painfully at the Orange’s fingertips. Just before the end of the first half, Terrel Hunt tried to spike the ball with two seconds left, but NCAA rules say that you can’t do so with less than three seconds on the clock. The half ran out with SU on the Louisville 1-yard line. Then running back Prince-Tyson Gulley scrambled in the backfield and found Ben Lewis for a score, but right tackle Omari Palmer was flagged for being an “illegal man downfield.” A play later, wide receiver Jarrod West took a toss on a reverse and delivered a pass to a wide-open Lewis, and that “touchdown” slipped through Lewis’ fingers. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange’s two best chances to cash in were thrown by a running back and a wide receiver. Syracuse’s offense scored six points and gave up four on two safeties. At least it beat itself. 2. Role reversalSyracuse’s defense was sharp and ultimately gave the Orange a fighting chance for too long. But within the solid performance was an untimely inability to stop Louisville’s Brandon Radcliffe, who finished with 23 carries for 110 yards and two touchdowns. SU’s secondary was good in coverage — most notably in late downs — and true freshman quarterback Reggie Bonnafon didn’t do much in the air. Yet that effort wasn’t entirely supported in the rush defense. Pressure in the passing game was there from the defensive line, and especially outside linebackers Cameron Lynch and Dyshawn Davis. But the Orange’s front seven wasn’t as sharp when the ball was in Radcliffe’s hands. In those instances, it wasn’t really sharp at all.3. Empty feelingBy the time Austin Wilson subbed in for a hobbled Hunt, the Carrier Dome bleachers were as empty as they’ve been all season. The football dictated the atmosphere and it was a bleak one by night’s end. In the first three quarters, fans trickled out in bunches and those that remained showered the Orange with boos. But when Syracuse took its second safety of the game late in the fourth quarter, few were around to even do that. Commentslast_img read more

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Dodgers continue to pile up the offense in win over Cubs

first_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco THE GAME: The Dodgers have scored 31 runs in their first three Cactus League games after beating a Chicago Cubs split-squad team 11-2 on Monday at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz.PITCHING REPORT: RHP Brock Stewart had a rough first inning, allowing two hits and walking two. But he escaped without allowing a run thanks to an excellent defensive play by D.J. Peters in center field. … Bullpen candidates J.T. Chargois and Josh Fields each pitched an inning. Chargois retired the side in order in his inning. Fields gave up a solo home run to Trent Giambrone.HITTING REPORT: Justin Turner hit a two-run home run as the Dodgers scored multiple runs in the first inning for the third consecutive game. Turner also reached base on a double and a walk and scored three runs. … Outfielder Paulo Orlando had a double and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. … Minor-leaguer Logan Landon hit a solo home run in the seventh inning. Infielders Gavin Lux and Daniel Castro each had doubles.DEFENSE REPORT: With the bases loaded in the first inning, Peters (playing center field) hauled in Kyle Schwarber’s drive and made a strong throw home, nailing the runner from third base who had tagged up and was trying to score. … Turner handled a slow roller in the third inning, charging in and throwing out Yasiel Belaguert. “First one of spring,” Turner said. “I felt like I was in slow motion. Fortunately for me, there was a first baseman running.” Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire center_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies UP NEXT: Dodgers (RHP Kenta Maeda) at Royals (RHP Ian Kennedy), Tuesday, noon PT, Surprise Stadium, Webcast, AM 570Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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‘It is good if he plays’ – Chelsea boss explains how youngster can improve

first_imgChelsea boss Antonio Conte hinted defender Matt Miazga could be sent out on loan to further his development.The American joined the Blues in January from New York Red Bulls, making his debut in the 4-0 win at Aston Villa late in the season.He also started the following game, at Swansea, but was substituted at half-time and has not featured in a Chelsea shirt since.Miazga was not involved in the pre-season games against Liverpool, Real Madrid and AC Milan and Conte believes the 21-year-old needs game time.“Miazga is a young player with good technique,” Conte told Chelsea’s official website.“He is working very well on the physical aspect. On the tactical aspect he can improve a lot but he is improving with this work and in this moment of his career it is good if he plays to improve, to grow his experience.“You can improve only if you play, [if] you get a lot of games during the season. But he is a good guy with great athletic ability and I am very happy with him.”See also:Chelsea confirm signing of MiazgaChelsea fans on Twitter hail Loftus-Cheek and MiazgaChelsea boss explains Miazga substitutionFans on Twitter react to Miazga’s display against SwanseaFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Body Wonders to Be Thankful For

first_imgEditor’s Note: CEH will be off during the Thanksgiving weekend, and will return Monday Dec 2. If you get withdrawal symptoms, there are thousands of past articles you may have missed. Go searching till you get relief.(Visited 356 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享34 You may not have much money or fancy belongings, but you live in the greatest traveling home one could wish for.It’s Thanksgiving weekend in America. Before the Christmas frenzy begins, we should all pause and give thanks to our Creator. If you’re looking for some specific things to be thankful for, you can find plenty inside of you. Here are some recent examples.The human foot is a highly complex apparatus composed of bones, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, nerves, skin and sensory organs.Bone: If you can stand up without weighing a ton, thank God for making your bones out of a microarchitectural material that can repeatedly take a load and resist breaking—the envy of engineers in materials science. (PNAS)Growth: If your cells can divide successfully, be glad that individual fibers in the kinetochore are able to dissipate force “to preserve robust spindle structure.” (bioRxiv)Brain: Be glad if you have a working whole brain, but be reassured you could get by if you lost half of your brain from disease or accident, due to the brain’s remarkable “plasticity” and ability to rewire itself. (Live Science, Science Daily)Nucleolus: Your cells keep a balance between two kinds of forces to hold the nucleolus in shape even without a membrane, to reduce the chance of getting cancer, reported scientists at New York University.DNA readability: If your body is working, part of that is due to tiny filaments called actin that hold DNA in position so that it can be read and transcribed. (University of Frieburg)Cilia: If you are not dying from polycystic kidney disease, primary ciliary dyskinesia and Bardet-Biedl syndrome, be glad your cilia are working correctly. These are “antennae” on your cells that communicate with the surroundings. (Phys.org).Immune System: When disease strikes, the immune system is like a vast army with an array of powerful weapons to rapidly defend the body. It’s your “protection shield” with fail-safe technology. (Phys.org)Enzymes: If you can operate much faster than a snail, thank God for your enzymes that can fold and unfold thousands of times a second, doing most of the work at the cellular level. The discovery that enzymes (and maybe all proteins) can conduct electricity is “electrifying science.” (Arizona State University)Neurons: We can feel signals from our extremities almost instantly, thanks to neurons that can transmit signals over a meter in a fraction of a second, even though this requires a high degree of preparation within each neuron:The intracellular transport system in neurons is specialized to an extraordinary degree, enabling the delivery of critical cargo to sites in axons or dendrites that are far removed from the cell center. Distance is not the only challenge. Localized delivery of presynaptic components provides another layer of complexity that must be successfully navigated to maintain synaptic transmission.If the turkey, ham and mashed potatoes taste good, think of all that goes into getting those signals from tongue and nose to brain.Is this enough for starters? You can read our back issues for much, much more. Look in the “Human Body” section and remember wonders like these:Sleep: Your brain washes the wastes out during sleep (5 Nov 2019).Credit: Corel Pro PhotosNose: The nose has built-in gain control (28 December 2012).Muscle: A built-in feedback system puts a bounce in your step (26 October 2015).Skin: Your skin stays tight because a protein named cadherin that acts like Velcro (8 December 2007).Spleen: This organ, long despised as vestigial by evolutionists, actually is a fortress with a standing army of immune cells at the ready (4 August 2009).Memory: Your brain optimizes storage of memory much better than a computer can (18 October 2016).We have HUNDREDS of articles like this. Don’t ever be caught hesitating about what to be thankful for! Thanksgiving is not just a nice attitude to have. It’s not good just because it gives us positive health benefits (Medical Xpress, The Conversation). It is a righteous duty toward our Maker that should spring out of awe at what He has designed. It should be our hourly response to every good thing we experience in the body: the final thought before sleep, and the first attitude upon awaking. We have no idea how blessed we are, even in sickness, but so often all we do is gripe when something goes wrong. True gratitude is specific. Kids pray “Thank you for the whole wide world. Amen.” If the world’s greatest artist handed you a priceless masterpiece, would you just say “Thank you” and set it down? Heaven forbid. To really express your gratitude, you would take time to admire the details—the colors, the angles, the textures, and all the nuances. You would ask the artist about it, and study it. You would display it in the best place in the house, and shine perfect light on it. You would tell others about it, and admire it every day. This is how we should express our thanks to God – in the details.Don’t be like the Israelites in the wilderness, constantly grumbling, who took for granted the miraculous feast of quail God sent in response to their craving for meat (Numbers 11). They wolfed it down as if they deserved it. Let our attitudes be different. This Thanksgiving, take the time to express detailed gratitude to God for these wonders listed above and thousands more like them. With each bite of good food from the feast, say “Thank you Lord!” for what makes it possible. Most importantly, give thanks and worship Him for the salvation He has provided us in Christ (Romans 5).last_img read more

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The Race To Replace Google Reader

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… For anyone wondering what the fuss is about, newsreaders are software applications or online services that monitor syndicated feeds—typically using formats such as RSS, or Rich Site Summary, or Atom—from subscribed websites. Subscribe to a site’s news feed, and any time the site publishes new content, the content pops up in the newsreader, all nice and aggregated in one place.There are a variety of newsreader services out there, some meant to be installed as software on your computer or smartphone, and others based online. Over the years, the marketplace started to lean heavily on Google’s Reader offering, which was widely regarded as not only being the best tool to use, but also had a growing community of users that would become as tight-knit and passionate about sharing content and information as Google ever hoped its Google+ network could be.So popular was Google Reader, software was built that used Google’s service as a source. NextGen Reader for Windows, Press for Android and Reeder for OS X and iOS. With the closure of Google Reader, those apps’ users will need to look for a new home, along with anyone else tied directly or indirectly into Google Reader.The Call Of The RaceHere is where the race stands as of today:Digg, the venerable link sharing and news aggregation site, is in beta mode for a new Digg Reader they’ve had in development since Google announced the shutdown of Reader in March. Their countdown clock is showing the days until July 1, but the beta for their new tool is already out, and various media sources are indicating that the full version will be ready to go sometime this week. AOL – yes, that AOL – has launched its own Reader service today, complete with importation of feeds and an application programming interface so other developers might tie their apps into AOL’s feeds, just as apps were doing with Google Reader. The service, like that of Digg’s, is in beta now. Notably, the AOL Reader’s API is free of charge to use now, but the implication is that this will change. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#AOL#Digg#Facebook#Feedly#Google Reader#news readers#RSS#RSS Readers Feedly, a pre-existing service that seems to the heir apparent to Google Reader, is quickly updating its service on both the web and mobile interfaces. Since Feedly was already a player in this space, they have a head start on catching many migrating Google Reader users. Last week, they launched a new Web interface that promises a more Reader-like experience.There are likely to be more RSS-oriented services to come in the days ahead. App.net developer Alex Kessenger has been noodling around the topic of a newsreader of late, so it would not be a surprise to see some effort from that quarter.Is Anyone Watching The Finish?Aggregated content was once the sole domain of newsreaders that relied on RSS and Atom feeds from Web sites. But now there are broader aggregation tools that use not just RSS newsreader feeds but also aggregated content from social networks like Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Flipboard is a flagship example of this kind of aggregator, which represents a threat to “plain” RSS newsreader technology.Facebook is jumping into this expanded aggregation service, the Wall Street Journal is reporting today: “The social network has been quietly working on a service, internally called Reader, that displays content from Facebook users and publishers in a new visual format tailored for mobile devices, people with knowledge of the matter said.”Such applications will challenge the traditional RSS readers, especially where users are more mobile-oriented. That will make a difference in this race to capture Google Reader users, because if such meta-aggregation services are draining the RSS aggregation world of users, then this may be a race where no one will be watching to see who won. Related Posts brian proffitt Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Nature abhors a vacuum, a truism that seems very evident in the current race in the marketplace to replace Google Reader when the doomed service closes down for good on July 1.For a service that Google felt was too much of a bother to keep running for its users, building the next great RSS newsreader tool seem to be the summer’s big event in the technology world. The “race” metaphor seem particularly apt, with competitors employing terms like countdown clocks and finish line – all tied around that fateful July 1 date.As June draws to a close, the contenders in the race are popping up fast and furious, each trying to grab eyeball share from the vast diaspora of Google Reader users that are currently looking for a new home to gather information via automated news feeds created by publishers. Here’s the state of the race thus far.In The Homestretch A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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Keys to Victory: Ginebra-Meralco Finals series

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games For the second year, Ginebra and Meralco meet anew in what promises to be a slam-bang clash for the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup championship.Last time these two met, fans were treated to six tightly-contested affairs–which were settled by five points or less and which ended in an Justin Brownlee’s buzzer-beater three that gave Ginebra the crown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutA year after, the Bolts and the Kings— with same faces and new additions in their line ups—are ready for war again and it would be interesting to see how different things turn out this time.Here are INQUIRER’s keys to victory for this best-of-seven series. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Now the biggest challenge for the Bolts is consistency in making their shots.All the small thingsWhat makes Ginebra’s league second-best offense work is its efficiency on the floor with its 46.10-percent shooting.Going 50.25-percent from two and 34.87-percent from three, the Gin Kings have been making the most of their shots.But with a series likely to decided on a couple of points, every basket matters, and that’s Ginebra’s achilles heel. The Gin Kings are the league’s worst free throw shooting team, going 64.29-percent from the charity stripe despite hoisting a league-high 434 free throw attempts.Meralco, on the other hand, have been diligent in capitalizing on those free points, going 73.02-percent from the 15-foot line to pair with its 44.68-percent field goal shooting.While a freethrow may just be a point, in a series expected to be down the wire at all times, these small things matter the most for each team.The sixth manIt’s been well-documented how the raucous crowd influence Ginebra games in the past.The Gin Kings have admitted how the audience have helped them get out of danger, while players from the other side also bared being a bit rattled by the rowdy crowd. It’s going to be a battle of adjustments and creativity with both coaches known to stick to a system. With both sides evenly matched, Cone and Black would have to figure out a way to gain the slightest advantage in what promises to be a series to go the distance.Great wall of GinebraAs if Ginebra’s small-ball tactic last season wasn’t dangerous enough, Cone unearthed a scheme opposite of that with the return of Greg Slaughter.With the Cebuano giant back in the fray, the Gin Kings have toyed with their roster and at times, unleashed a killer frontcourt five with a guard joining Slaughter, Japeth Aguilar, Justin Brownlee, and Joe Devance on the hard court.It shouldn’t come as a surprise, too, that Ginebra is second in the league in rebounds with 55.19 boards per game and first in blocks with 7.75 rejections per outing.Expect the Gin Kings to make the most of their strength and pound the ball down low.Bombs away BoltsHow do you counter that size advantage? Meralco’s way is drawing those bigs to the outside.The Bolts have capitalized on the power of the three-ball, topping the league with their 37-percent clip, much to Black’s delight.Baser Amer, Jared Dillinger, and Reynel Hugnatan have been fearless in hoisting those long balls, but Meralco’s arsenal just got deeper with the additions of Ranidel de Ocampo, Garvo Lanete, and Mike Tolomia, all of whom are ready to light it up once their hands wax hot. View comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ Pasaol reminds Pumaren of ‘joyous’ PBA great Meneses Can we call it a rivalry now?ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary And with Game 1 set at Quezon Convention Center in Lucena, as well as Games 5, 6, and 7, if necessary, scheduled at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, expect the troves of ka-barangays to come out and support their team.However, Meralco import Allen Durham shared that after his team’s runner-up finish last year, the Bolts are more than ready to tune that noise out.“The crowd is not going to be a factor,” he confidently said. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Coaching chess matchIt’s easy to assume that series going down as offense-versus-defense, given the Gin Kings’ high-octane style against the Bolts’ grindhouse system.After all, Ginebra’s been averaging 103.7 points per game versus Meralco’s 98.19, but the Bolts are only allowing opponents to 89.8 markers per outing against the Gin Kings’ 98.8.But looking past that gives us a meeting of the minds as two of the most decorated and highly respected mentors in the league today engage in a coaching chess match.Tim Cone, seeking for ring no. 20, and Norman Black, who’s in search for his ninth title, square off anew for only the second time in the championship stage, with the first, of course, being last year’s duel.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Tim Tebow working out, preparing for Year 2 in pro baseball

first_imgRead Next Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles01:44Undas tradition: 2 mom’s crusade against trash at cemeteries01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments The former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback said Friday (Saturday Manila time) that he spends three-to-five days each week training for baseball, getting himself ready for Year 2 of his pro career in the New York Mets organization.“I didn’t take any time off,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTebow gets the work in around his off-the-field job as a college football analyst for the SEC Network, which takes him to schools throughout the Southeastern Conference from September until January.The TV gig has not dulled Tebow’s desire to make a mark in baseball, where he spent this past season with two Class A clubs, Columbia in the South Atlantic League and Port St. Lucie in the Florida State League — both in the Mets system. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA As 4 more Russians banned, Olympic leader Bach warns critics Tebow remembered how he would work on his skills with minor league coaches or Mets roving instructors that he had not practiced in earnest in a dozen years.“It’s not just being able to do it, it’s being able to do it as fast as possible,” Tebow said. “And that’s how you make the jump to the next level.”Tebow’s charisma and popularity made him a must-see attraction in minor league baseball. Fans filled parks, home and away, to catch a glimpse of Tebow in the outfield or at bat as a designated hitter.There were even fans at the taping of Tebow’s “SEC Nation” show Friday wearing his No. 15 Columbia Fireflies jersey.Tebow appreciated the applause. Now, he wants to earn it with better play.He didn’t provide any detail his training regimen, only saying he would hit as often as possible. There will be no organized instructional league this offseason before spring training starts.“You look at what you need to work on and it’s working on those things,” Tebow said. “Because it’s really hard to balance competing at a high level with learning and building on fundamentals.”Tebow said he’s got a strong relationship with New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and all the coaches he’s worked with so far. His next stop is spring training with the focus on improvement.“Don’t focus on the end result. Don’t focus on where you are right now,” he said. “Focus on this is what I’ve got to do to get better.” “Loved it from the first at bat to the last at bat, it was a great experience,” Tebow said.Tebow, 30, was a good high school baseball player and on track to get looked at by Major League teams until he chose to play football at Florida. He was part of two national title teams with the Gators, became a first-round NFL draft pick and spent three seasons with Denver and the New York Jets. Looking for a challenge, Tebow relaunched his baseball career with a tryout camp in 2016 and was signed by the Mets soon after.“I think the other thing I really enjoy is I love competing,” Tebow said. “So baseball is fun because you get to play every night.”Tebow’s stats were not exactly eye-popping — he hit .226 in 126 combined games with the two teams and had eight home runs, 52 RBIs and 126 strikeouts — but he believes he made huge strides from his first game to his last and can build on that next season.“I don’t even feel like remotely close to the same player (in April) from fundamentals, pitch recognition, the outfield, running bases,” Tebow said. “That was the first after dropping (baseball) for 12 years. I was learning on the fly.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Columbia Fireflies’ Tim Tebow. AP FILE PHOTOCOLUMBIA, South Carolina — Tim Tebow’s goal going forward is simple: Play ball!Professional baseball, to be more specific.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’last_img read more

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10 months agoMourinho confidant slams Woodward over Man Utd contract management

first_imgMourinho confidant slams Woodward over Man Utd contract managementby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEladio Parames has launched an attack on Manchester United chief Ed Woodward after the dismissal of Jose Mourinho.Parames is close to Mourinho and been a long time confidant.”Here are two concrete examples of the fantastic work going on at Manchester United,” Parames wrote for Record.”If (Marouane) Fellaini, who was at the end of his contract, had been renewed in proper time, he would not cost half of what he costs today.”Mister Ed (Woodward) made him the third best-paid player in the entire squad.”And the same is happening with (David) De Gea, whose contract could already have been renewed a year or two ago.”But now, as his deal is at the end, if they want to continue with him they will have to pay a fortune.”What beautiful management this is.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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13 days agoSolskjaer hands Man Utd board six man shopping list

first_imgSolskjaer hands Man Utd board six man shopping listby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have handed the board a six man shopping list.The Daily Mail says so far, they have relied on the eyes and ears of Solskjaer, Mike Phelan, veteran scout Jim Lawlor and his recruitment staff.They have given transfer chiefs Ed Woodward and Matt Judge the names of half-a-dozen targets but United would prefer to wait until the summer to make big signings having had their fingers burned on Alexis Sanchez in the January 2018 transfer window.On that occasion, the club backed Jose Mourinho by giving Sanchez record wages to gazzump Manchester City but the move turned into a disaster with the Chilean scoring just five goals for his £42million salary before joining Inter Milan on loan.They are also reluctant to rip up their plans and change targets in January as a knee-jerk reaction to them becoming available. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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