England More to England than just Kane, says Trippier Josh Challies 02:56 6/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images England World Cup Harry Kane The Tottenham star is England’s star player at the World Cup, but his team-mate insists that the Three Lions have other weapons at their disposal England defender Kieran Trippier has warned the Three Lions’ World Cup rivals that there is more to the side than just star striker Harry Kane.Tottenham forward Kane enters his first World Cup on the back of another fine Premier League campaign, where he scored 30 goals, and has been named by Gareth Southgate as his captain.However, Trippier believes England have much more to offer than just his Spurs colleague and has identified the entire forward line, which includes Raheem Sterling and Dele Alli, as an area of strength. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “Well everybody knows what Harry Kane’s all about, he’s a goal scorer, a great professional,” Trippier told a news conference on Thursday.”But if you look all around our team, we’ve got winners, we’ve got goals all around the pitch, it’s not just Harry, we’ve got a strong forward line, a lot of pace, youth and a lot of boys are looking forward to it now.”He’s a great leader, you can see that, on and off the field. A top professional, even off the field just speaking to him one-to-one, he’s a great person.”If you ever need help, he’s there to help you individually or as a group and there’s no better person to lead us out into the World Cup.”England, who crashed out in the group stages in Brazil four years ago, begin their campaign in Russia against Tunisia on Monday and Trippier says excitement is building in the camp.”It’s only a couple of days away now until the first game. The mood’s very good, all the lads can’t wait to get going now, everyone is excited, and yeah like I said, just ready to go out there Monday, hopefully get the win and keep on through the tournament,” Trippier added.A #LionsDen exclusive: @MarcusRashford took part in light training this afternoon and will hopefully rejoin the group tomorrow. #threelions pic.twitter.com/LCIB5qNrfA— England (@England) June 14, 2018″We have to be patient, we know it’s going to be a tough game, we’ve analysed them, the strengths and the weaknesses, how we can exploit them it’ll be a tough game but one that we’re looking forward to.”England have also been boosted by a fitness update on Marcus Rashford (knee), who took part in light training on Thursday and is expected to rejoin the squad on Friday.
England The only thing Kane hasn’t done is score in August – Southgate Tommy Doleman Last updated 1 year ago 15:59 6/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Getty Images England World Cup Harry Kane Tunisia v England Tunisia Powerade The England manager was in a jovial mood after the Tottenham striker inspired his country to a 2-1 win over Tunisia at the World Cup Gareth Southgate has lauded star striker Harry Kane after his two goals gave England a 2-1 win over Tunisia.Kane, 24, put in a man-of-the-match display – scoring a goal in each half – including one in stoppage time to kick start England’s World Cup campaign.The Tottenham forward had not scored before at a major tournament after drawing a blank at Euro 2016, but Southgate – who joked about the striker’s well-documented August struggles in front of goal – was full of praise for the Three Lions captain. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “If he hadn’t scored, I’d be answering questions about his ability to score in tournament football,” he said.”The only thing he hasn’t done now is score in August. He’s moved every other barrier, and I’m personally delighted for him.”I know he will feel the pride in leading his country to a win in a World Cup match, which is the most important thing.”England will hope to seal qualification to the knockout rounds when they face Panama at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Sunday.Following that game, Southgate’s men will face Belgium, who defeated Panama 3-0 in their opening game on Tuesday.Should England progress, they will face either Poland, Colombia, Senegal or Japan in the Round of 16.
National Affiliate Development CoordinatorRemuneration: Structured to attract quality candidates & dependant on experienceTouch Football Australia (TFA) invites applicants to fill the position of the National Affiliate Development Coordinator for TFA in the Canberra Office. The position is business critical and vital to the delivery of service support programs for all affiliates participating in one of Australia’s fastest growing sports. As a key member of the Sports Development team, and reporting directly to the Sports Operations Manager, you will contribute to the strategic direction, long term planning and growth initiatives of the sport of Touch. Your responsibilities will include coordinating the delivery of affiliate and operational support systems to the national office, state operations and affiliate members under a unified management structure being delivered for the administration of the sport of Touch.You will be tasked with the operational delivery of the national affiliate management and servicing system and business initiatives that are vital to the overall delivery of this exciting sport.A huge focus will be placed on the support to the national network of sport operations and program synergies of the organisation and their improved alignment with the unified operational function. Strong client service and communication skills are a must along with a proven success in operational management.A Job Description including selection criteria is available at: www.austouch.com.au.By COB Thursday the 21 May 2009, applicants should email a 2 page letter of introduction addressing qualifications and experience as they relate to the selection criteria, together with a resume containing contact details of referees to firstname.lastname@example.org. Employment will be subject to conditions as outlined in the TFA Certified Agreement.Further information: Garry Foran, Commercial Operations Manager (02) 62122800.Related Filesaffiliate_development_coordinator_01-pdf
The 2013 Metro Cup Finals will be held this weekend, with a big 24 hours of Touch Football to be played at Whites Hill in Brisbane. Friday night will see semi finals played and the second grand finalists of each division decided, while Saturday night will determine who walks away as champions in 2013. The first semi finals saw the Uni Rebels progress through to the grand final in four divisions (Men’s divisions one, two and three and Women’s division three), while the Southern Storm are straight through to the grand final in Women’s division one and two. The grand finals will tap off at 5.00pm on Saturday, 23 November, starting with the Men’s and Women’s division three finals. The Men’s and Women’s two finals will be played at 6.00pm, followed by the Women’s Open final at 7.00pm and the Men’s Open final at 8.00pm. Teams fighting for a spot in the grand final on Friday, 22 November are:Men’s Division 1 – CCC v DodgersMen’s Division 2 – Eagles v DodgersMen’s Division 3 – Redlands Crushers v Uni Rebels AWomen’s Division 1 – CCC v DodgersWomen’s Division 2 – CCC v RedlandsWomen’s Division 3 – Eagles v Uni Rebels MaroonTo view some of the highlights of the Metro Cup season so far, be sure to visit Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/BrisbaneMetroTouch Related LinksMetro Cup Finals
Congratulations to the players named in the Alliance Menâ€™s and Womenâ€™s teams for the 2017 Elite Eight Series: Alliance Menâ€™s Team Adam Bell (ACT)Stuart Brierty (WA)James Butz (ACT)Khanui Cox (SA) Nick Donghi (VIC) Liam Elliot (ACT)Tim Glazebrook (SA) Tyla Love (WA) Robert McCarthy (ACT) Ned Morcom (SA) Danyon Morgan-Puterangi (ACT)Nathan Sambesvski (VIC)Cameron Stanley (ACT)Alex Tuvik (WA)Ben Wylie (ACT)Alliance Womenâ€™s Team Rebecca Beath (ACT) Toni Breeze (VIC) Kelly Goodwin (ACT) Alice Gregory (SA)Grace Griffen (ACT) Jessika Groenveld (VIC)Emma Haines (TAS)Caitlyn Jeffress (VIC) Lauren Kildare (SA)Elizabeth Motteram (VIC)Jenaya Quan (WA)Emily Reid (VIC)Kelly Rowe (SA) Leah Percy (VIC) Mackenzie Sadler (SA) Elise Wilson (ACT)Stay tuned to the TFA website in the lead up to the 2016 Harvey Norman National Touch League for all of the latest news and information: Website www.touchfootball.com.au Facebook www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus #NTL2017 #NTLXXIInstagram www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaRelated LinksAlliance Team Announcement
TagsMLS NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say FC Cincinnati seeks investors for MLS moveby Ian Ferris10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFC Cincinnati is looking for equity investors to help finance its move to Major League Soccer, reports SportBusiness.The club is looking to raise the capital necessary to fund its ongoing construction plans, which are an estimated $280m (€245m) for a stadium and a new training ground.According to Forbes, the club has hired Raine Group – which has also helped DC United, New York City FC and the upcoming MLS team in Miami – to advise on the transaction. No bids have yet been made but a deal is expected by the end of 2019.”It’s an opportunity to be a part of arguably the most popular team in the market,” says FC Cincinnati president and general manager Jeff Berding.FC Cincinnati broke ground on its new soccer-specific stadium in the West End community this week. It is expected to be finished by the start of the 2021 MLS season.
Tottenham boss Pochettino hails ‘special man’ Kaneby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has paid tribute to Harry Kane over his MBE.Pochettino has hailed Kane as ‘a special man’ after the England captain was rewarded for his World Cup heroics with an MBE in the New Year honours list. “Harry Kane is one of the best strikers in the world,” said Pochettino. “His personality, his character. He is special. He is a special man, not only a special player. All that he can get in his career he fully deserves.”Kane said: “It’s quite surreal, really. It’s been a great year for club and country.”I’m very passionate about our country, very patriotic and going back to England, it shows how good the summer was for the whole nation, not just from my point of view, but what it did bringing everyone together.”I’m extremely proud to be a part of that and obviously thankful to all my team-mates, all my coaches at Tottenham, England, Mauricio, Gareth, all the staff, the guys as well — without them I wouldn’t be scoring the goals and getting these accolades.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Barcelona interested in Sevilla youngster Jose Alonso Laraby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona are interested in Sevilla youngster Jose Alonso Lara.Lara is currently a free agent after his deal expired on January 1.Diario de Seville says Barcelona are keeping tabs on the situation as the player is a teammate of Miranda and Abel Ruiz with Spain U21. However there are many teams from all over Europe in the running for the promising youngster.Lara made his first team debut last season under Joaquin Caparros, who is now Sevilla’s football director. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool midfielder Milner: Adrian has been massive helpby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder James Milner has lauded Adrian for filling in during the absence of Alisson.The Spaniard did not lose a single Premier League game after the Brazilian went down injured on the opening game.And Milner says it is a luxury to have two quality goalkeepers.”I think Adrian did fantastically well to step in at the time he did,” said Milner.”He had not trained much, he wasn’t match fit but he made some massive saves at big points in games.”He did a fantastic job and slipped straight into the squad. I can’t say enough good things about him.”But Ali, we know how good he is. How well he did in his first season and what he brings to the team, both in terms of his goalkeeping and his character – but also his ability with his feet.”He is obviously massive. He will help us again and hopefully it won’t take him too long to get back up to speed. But the job Adrian did was fantastic.”
New Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is getting rather creative in his attempts to land four-star defensive tackle recruit Boss Tagaloa. Harbaugh, who really seems to be embracing social media the past few months, found a photo of Tagaloa asking his date to prom. Harbaugh then copied the format to ask Tagaloa to play for Michigan. You can’t make this stuff up.Prom with this butt head @_BT75 pic.twitter.com/H98oPqJXah— Sof (@sofmorales13) March 11, 2015I usually don’t tweet things like this, so forgive me but this is just really too funny not to! haha #ImDone pic.twitter.com/Muk5ZcVYzd— Boss Tagaloa (@_BT75) March 14, 2015We have no idea if this is going to work, but it’s clear that he’s got Tagaloa’s attention. Sometimes bizarre tactics like this can be the difference.
Watch this fan-made Louisville vs. Clemson hype video and try not to feel like you could run through a wall afterwards.In case you weren’t already pumped up enough for the No. 3 Louisville vs No. 5 Clemson matchup this week, Mike Sanchez put together this hype video to get you more than ready for the weekend’s most anticipated game.The video starts off by showing us scenes from both school’s campuses before delivering four simple yet strong words: “The wait is over.”The Jeulz track used as the video’s music picks up as we get a glimpse of Howard’s Rock before moving to some behind-the-scenes shots of both teams.Each school gets it’s fair share of highlight plays featured in the video with the final shot being the Tigers running down The Hill.Clemson held off Louisville a year ago, 20-17. The two teams have only met twice in school history with the Tigers taking both games.Louisville and Clemson will kick off at 8:00 p.m. E.T. on ABC.
With lots of chatter surrounding Big 12 expansion, we’ve already brought you our opinion on how the next phase of conference realignment could unfold. Now, ESPN has some intriguing information regarding which schools the Big 12 could target if it does indeed expand. According to Big 12 writer Jake Trotter, four institutions have already begun lobbying the Big 12 for consideration: Houston, Memphis, UCF and Colorado State. From Trotter:With Big 12 expansion back on the table, officials from the University of Houston, the University of Memphis, University of Central Florida and Colorado State University have been lobbying members of the Big 12’s composition committee, according to documents ESPN.com has obtained.West Virginia president Gordon Gee is one of three Big 12 presidents on the committee, which is charged with exploring expansion candidates. Documents reveal that Gee has been busy in that role in recent months, which has included a trip to the University of Houston in late November.Additionally, Trotter says FedEx, which is headquartered in Memphis, is offering major sponsorship of Big 12 football and basketball if the Tigers are added to the league. This was originally part of Memphis’ pitch to the old Big East a few years back. Documents obtained show FedEx primed to back Memphis’ Big 12 candidacy, prepared to sponsor Big 12 title game: https://t.co/Fa8jbDEbwS— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) May 10, 2016The most interesting aspect of Trotter’s report? Probably that UConn and Cincinnati are nowhere to be found, considering those are two schools many have linked to the Big 12, including us here at College Spun. Also, would Oklahoma and Texas, the two premier programs in the league, really be okay with these additions? Or would they look to bolt for greener pastures? Whatever the answer, buckle up because the realignment well may start turning fast and furiously. [ ESPN ]
We’re officially two months away from the start of the 2016 college football season. The first Saturday of the ’16 campaign is set for Sept. 3. It’ll be a great one, too, with games like: Alabama-USC, Auburn-Clemson, LSU-Wisconsin, Georgia-North Carolina. In anticipation of the upcoming season, let’s take a look back at what college football has been like over the last 50 years. Which program has won the most games over the past half-century?A program you probably wouldn’t guess. Nebraska has won more games than anyone else over the last 50 years, totaling 476 wins. The Huskers are followed by Oklahoma and Ohio State. Here’s the full top 10:1. Nebraska – 476 2. Oklahoma – 4553. Ohio State – 4504. Penn State – 4395. Michigan, Alabama – 4347. Florida State – 4258. Georgia – 4209. Texas – 41910. USC – 415Most wins, last 50 years (P5): 476- Nebraska 455- OU 450- Ohio St 439- Penn St 434- Michigan, Alabama 425- FSU 420- UGA 419- Texas 415- USC— Pick Six Previews (@PickSixPreviews) June 27, 2016Who’s going to win the most games over the next 50 years?
Gareth Bale has “never wanted to leave Real Madrid”, claims his agent Jonathan Barnett, with “jealousy” having led to “really unpleasant” campaigns against the Welshman.Recent windows have seen plenty of transfer talk sparked around the 29-year-old forward.He helped to fuel those fires at the end of the 2017-18 campaign, with Bale admitting that he would be weighing up his options on the back of a fourth Champions League triumph. 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? In the end, Cristiano Ronaldo was the one to depart the Santiago Bernabeu, with his move to Juventus intended to clear the path for Bale to step up as Madrid talisman.That has not happened during another injury-hit campaign, but Barnett insists there has never been any suggestion that his client would be looking for a move.He told Madridista Real: “Bale’s always felt an important part of this team.“Like I said before, Bale’s never wanted to leave Real Madrid. He’s really happy at the club and the club are happy with Bale.“The truth is we’re tired of the stupid stories and lies.”Barnett does concede that “last season was a bit difficult” for Bale, but he insists that the intention has always been to prove his worth to those who have sought to write him off.“Gareth’s always been respectful with the fans and at moments some fans have been angry with him, maybe unfairly,” added the Wales international’s representative.“But currently the fans have realised that they were wrong, he’s a superstar, a player at the heights of Real Madrid.”Questions of his form and fitness have followed Bale around throughout his time in Spain.He has, however, taken in 213 appearances for Madrid and netted 99 goals.The most recent of those came against Espanyol on Sunday, with his latest return from injury seeing him offer another timely reminder of his talent to those who continue to doubt him.“He’s suffered campaigns against him, the treatment he’s received from some sections of the press has been really unpleasant,” said Barnett.“I think that jealousy could be the motive behind these campaigns in various sections of the media against Bale.”Bale may get the chance to reach a century of goals for Madrid on Thursday when they take in the second leg of a Copa del Rey quarter-final clash with Girona.
Real Madrid will never give up on their hopes of winning La Liga this season, coach Santiago Solari has vowed despite the eight-point gap between them and leaders Barcelona.Solari’s side are third in the Spanish top flight, but edged slightly closer to their main rivals on Sunday by beating Deportivo Alaves 3-0, capitalising on Barcelona’s 2-2 draw with Valencia and second-placed Atletico Madrid’s 1-0 defeat at Real Betis.AdChoices广告Having recovered from their early-season inconsistency, Madrid are now on a four-game winning streak in the Spanish top flight. 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? They still have a sizeable deficit to overcome if they are to beat Ernesto Valverde’s reigning champions to the crown, but Solari insists they will keep up the fight.”Madrid never give up,” he said at a press conference. “Always until the very end, and when I say the end I mean until the last game of the season.”We showed hunger to cut the gap in points and we did it. Same as last week and the week before that. We will always go out to win the game, regardless of the mathematics.”Vinicius Junior was among the goals for Madrid on Sunday, doubling his side’s lead in his 11th La Liga appearance since the 18-year-old’s move from Flamengo last summer.And Solari was full of praise for the Brazilian, who has now scored three goals in all competitions this season.”He had a great match. He was applauded for it. He is responding very well,” he said.”We are delighted with his arrival and his progress. He always has the support of the mature players in the squad. They take care of him, love him and advise him.”Madrid face fierce rivals Barca at Camp Nou on Wednesday for the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final tie before resuming league action with a trip to city neighbours Atletico. The following Wednesday, February 13, they will return to their Champions League campaign, taking on Ajax in the first leg of their last-16 clash.
Brighton have completed the signing of striker Neal Maupay from Brentford for a reported £20 million ($24m).The 22-year-old has agreed to a four-year contract with the Seagulls after impressing in the Championship.The attacker had been linked with a move to several Premier League clubs this summer, including a reunion with former manager Dean Smith at Aston Villa. 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? The Frenchman netted 25 goals in 43 games for Brentford last season and has previously played for Ligue 1 clubs Nice and Saint Etienne.However, Maupay has not featured for Brentford in any of this summer’s pre-season friendlies and was not in the Bees’ 18-man squad who played Birmingham City on Saturday.Upon announcing the signing, manager Graham Potter told the club’s official website: “Neal is a talented striker, with good strength and pace, and he is a goalscorer.”He will add an extra dimension to our existing forward options, and we are delighted to have completed the transfer. “The club has been monitoring Neal and has been aware of his ability for some time. Separately I was also aware of his obvious ability at Swansea and came up against him in the Championship last season.”His record in the Championship has been exceptional, with 41 goals across the last two seasons, and now his challenge is to transfer that to the Premier League.”The striker himself expressed his delight at finally completing the move to Brighton.“It’s a dream of mine to play in the Premier League, and once I had met the manager and found out that the club was interested in me, I had a good feeling straight away,” he said.“It’s a team that fits in well with me, and like them, I want to improve. I managed to do that when I arrived in England with Brentford, and now it’s time for me to work twice as hard because it is the best league in the world. “I know it will be tough, but I am really excited and I have that desire to work hard for this club.”Maupay is Brighton’s fourth signing since last season, following Adam Webster, Leandro Trossard and Matt Clarke to the south coast. The Seagulls begin their 2019-20 campaign with a trip to Watford on Saturday.
Ohio State and Penn State has had everything so far. Strong defense, a ridiculous one-handed catch, a long touchdown and now an ejection.Penn State defensive tackle Antonio Shelton was ejected following a review for targeting. Shelton was called for a late hit out of bounds on Ohio State punt returner K.J. Hill.On the field, Shelton was only flagged for a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. However, a second look at the play resulted in targeting being called.Looking at a closeup shot of the hit, it appears they got the call correct.Yea, that’s targeting pic.twitter.com/OlZpLINLPZ— Shawn Thompson (@Shawn_TVNews) September 30, 2018After falling behind 13-0, Ohio State has scored two unanswered touchdowns. Dwayne Haskins hit J.K. Dobbins for a TD on a screen pass before halftime, and Dobbins scored a rushing touchdown in the third quarter.The Buckeye defense is also tightening up and has dominated Penn State on third downs. Penn State has struggled to generate any sort of offense of late.You can catch the rest of Ohio State-Penn State on ABC.It seems like we’re in for a fantastic finish.
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Clay Helton of the USC Trojans leads his team on to the field to face the UCLA Bruins at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Much has been said about the job status of USC head football coach Clay Helton following the Trojans’ devastating loss to Cal on Saturday night.Is Helton on the hot seat? Is he going to be fired? Is there any chance he returns in 2019?One USC insider is ready to make the call.“It’s over,” he writes.Dan Weber of 247Sports says there is “no other way to say it” but that “it’s over” for Clay Helton and his coaching staff.Asked what can they do about the problems USC faces, Cameron Smith said “I don’t think that’s something I can say . . . that’s for Coach Helton.”As for the USC fans booing Clay and Trojans as they exited into the tunnel, Cam spoke those words that express every Trojans thoughts about so much of what happened here: “It sucks,” Cam said.And it needs to be over.It remains unclear if USC will actually consider making a head coaching change after the 2018 season, but this has truly been a disastrous year for Clay Helton and Co.Stay tuned.