De Gea leads tributes to Lloris after horror injury sees him hospitalised

first_imgMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him”Anybody celebrating something that awful is not a football fan!”While another added: “Looks a dreadful injury, all the best for a speedy recovery, Lloris.”Lloris’ replacement Paulo Gazzaniga was then involved as Brighton bagged another before half-time to go in 2-0 at the break as crisis-hit Spurs’ nightmare spell looked to be continuing.Damn. Wishing Lloris a speedy recovery 🙏🏾🙏🏾— MissVella (@VellaJimmie) October 5, 2019 Hope Lloris gets back to full health soon. Terrible injury— *LFC6times (@Liverbird6times) October 5, 2019 Get well soon, Lloris#BHATOT— ballchatPodcast (@ballchat1) October 5, 2019 4Mauricio Pochettino insists he will not run away ‘like a kid’ despite questions over Spurs future This team is more broken than Lloris’s arm.— Ojo Emmanuel (@Freude_4) October 5, 2019center_img No sympathy for Tottenham aside from Lloris’ arm injury #BHATOT— Matt Bracey (@mattbracey_) October 5, 2019 DAVID DE GEA has led tributes to Hugo Lloris after the Frenchman was taken to hospital during Spurs’ game at Brighton.Tottenham’s goalkeeper was left screaming in pain after his left arm buckled under his weight as he tumbled to the floor.Lloris 🙏🏼— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) October 5, 2019 4 The left arm of Hugo Lloris buckles horribly out of shape under his bodyCredit: AFP or licensors4 Lloris falls onto his left arm after spilling an early cross to gift Brighton the lead4 The elbow buckles horribly under the body of Lloris to leave the Spurs star screaming in agonyDe Gea tweeted to show his support for his fellow keeper and simply wrote: “Lloris” followed by a praying emoji.Lloris, 32, had spilled the ball on his own line dealing with a high cross, gifting Brighton the lead through Neal Maupay in the third minute at the Amex Stadium.While the Seagulls ran off in celebration, the World Cup winning goalkeeper was left writhing in pain at the back of his own net.Worried team-mates called the Spurs medics onto the pitch where they found the team captain unable to move.Specialists first administered oxygen to the stricken star in an effort to dull the pain.And as play was held up for six minutes, they then placed a mask on the Frenchman to attempt to control his breathing.Lloris was finally lifted carefully onto a stretcher where he was carried away to the dressing rooms where morphine was administered.He was then rushed by ambulance to a local hospital.Thousands of other fans were quick to offer their support to Spurs’ shot stopper online.One posted: “Am an Arsenal fan, but the #Lloris injury looked horrific and really painful and I wish him a speedy recovery.last_img read more

Man Utd ready to offer Tottenham £42m in January move for Christian Eriksen

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED are set to launch a fresh bid for Christian Eriksen – and are hoping to tempt Tottenham chief Daniel Levy into a quick sale with a £42million bid.Old Trafford chiefs joined Real Madrid and Juventus in the hunt for the Denmark playmaker last summer.2 Manchester United are ready to come back with a £42m offer for Spurs playmaker Christian Eriksen in JanuaryCredit: ReutersLevy is said to have a gentleman’s agreement with the Dane that he will not move to another English club.But the prospect of banking £40m-plus just five months before he would leave on a free could convince Levy to sell to United, say Spanish outlet El Desmarque.Eriksen has been hugely disappointing so far this term and barely figured in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting XI.The excellent display of Argentine playmaker Giovanni Lo Celso against Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League in midweek could now convince Poch to agree to let Eriksen move sooner rather than later.The stumbling block could be Eriksen, 27, who knows he will get more wages and a bigger signing-on fee should he leave at the end of the season.French giant Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are also keen on wrapping up a January move for Eriksen.Real are also in negotiations with United about the transfer of Paul Pogba.2Latest football newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’Their latest offer is James Rodriguez plus a cash sum for a player that Old Trafford chiefs value at £180m.Eriksen joined Spurs in an £11.5m deal from Ajax in 2013.The Dane has previously indicated he wants a move outside the UK, with Madrid said to be his preferred destination.Mauricio Pochettino has been impressed by Sheffield Unitedlast_img read more

Kane is incompatible with Ronaldo and Juve should sign Jesus, says Toni

first_imgHARRY KANE could NOT play up front with Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Italy legend Luca Toni.The Spurs and England striker looks like finishing the season without a trophy will even Champions League qualification is up in the air.3 Harry Kane wouldn’t be the right fit to play up front with Cristiano Ronaldo at JuventusCredit: ReutersIt will inevitably lead to summer transfer rumours that Kane could seek pastures news, with Manchester United and Real Madrid sure to be interested.And a switch to Italian football might not be out of the question either.Juventus would be the most likely destination, with Ronaldo advancing in years despite scoring goals aplenty still.But Toni, who played for Juve towards the end of his career and won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, thinks that a Kane/Ronaldo partnership wouldn’t work.JUVE SHOULD GO FOR JESUSAnd the 42-year-old thinks Manchester City hitman Gabriel Jesus would be a better fit.Speaking to Tuttosport, Toni said: “CR7 is not a pure center forward, but he is the one who scores the most and must score the most goals.”A finisher, such as Kane, who I consider the best of the under 30s, is not necessarily perfect for Cristiano Ronaldo.”I see Gabriel Jesus as a better option, who assists at City but also scores a lot, he opens spaces for his teammates, presses and is only 22 years old.”Last season in the Premier League Kane scored 17 goals in 28 games. The one before that he finished with 30 in 37 and in 2017-18 he bagged 29 in just 30.Ronaldo notched 21 goals in 31 Serie A games in his first season in Italy after signing in the summer of 2018.BARNES URGES KANE TO STAYSunSport reported how Kane has been urged to stay at Tottenham and help them win trophies by football legend John Barnes.Barnes, who spent 10 years with Liverpool and was regarded as one of the finest players of his generation, believes Kane should spurn the interest.Speaking to to, the 56-year-old said: “Harry Kane should not look to leave Tottenham if he loves Spurs and is a fan of the club.”If all players wanted to leave their club to win a trophy, all the players would go to Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City or a Liverpool, and you’ll never have anyone playing anywhere else.”You know you’re a Tottenham fan, you want to play for Tottenham so stay at Tottenham to try and help them win.Most Read In FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic”Very similar with Bryan Robson at Manchester United. United and England captain at the time, whilst United were not doing well, he could have easily left.”He thought I’m going to stay at Manchester United and help them to win.”Kane was on the way back to full fitness after a hamstring injury before coronavirus put the Premier League season on hold.3 Luca Toni thinks Juventus should move for Gabriel JesusCredit: Corbis3 Cristiano Ronaldo continues to set the bar high with his goalscoring exploitsCredit: AP:Associated PressMost valuable players in world revealed with Lionel Messi down in EIGHTH as Kylian Mbappe leads list at £189mlast_img read more

Warburton blames Lions discipline

first_imgThe Lions conceded 12 penalties in Dunedin – five more than the home side – and were beaten by Marty Banks’ decisive kick six minutes from time.The result represents the tourists’ second defeat of the tour to New Zealand after they were beaten by the Blues last Wednesday, and Warburton knows things must improve.”We gave away too much possession at the breakdown, we turned over a bit too much ball,” Warburton told Sky Sports. “I thought when we were direct, we looked good.”These experiences now, we’ll review the game in detail and there are things we’ll look back on.”I think there was a string of four penalties in a row in the second half where we were in decent territory. We gave them way too much territory and momentum.”The discipline on Saturday we kept the penalties to single figures, I’m not sure if we did today.”Respect between the two teams after a fantastic contest in Dunedin #AllForOne #LionsNZ2017 #HIGvBIL reaction— British&Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) 13 June 2017Waisake Naholo crossed early for the Highlanders before tries from Jonathan Joseph, Tommy Seymour and Warburton himself saw the Lions pull clear.However, Liam Coltman touched down on the hour mark as the Highlanders reduced the deficit to two, with Banks knocking over the decisive penalty after Owen Farrell was wayward with his first attempt having replaced Dan Biggar.A mammoth Elliot Daly penalty attempt late on fell just short, before Joseph spilled forward to end a desperate last attack from the Lions.Coach Warren Gatland commented: “We gave away a line-out for their try after having cleared our lines. We know we need to be better in those moments to make sure we don’t compound our errors.”We were inaccurate at times, they kicked the ball quite smartly to put us under pressure. The players are learning that it is about playing for 80 minutes and being in the moment.”We always said that coming to New Zealand was going to be tough against the Super Rugby sides. They are the best rugby nation in the world.”The Lions face the Maori All Blacks on Saturday as they close in on the first Test match on June 24.”The Maori is going to be the biggest challenge of this Tour [so far],” said Warburton. “They have picked a great squad, with a lot of guys with All Black experience, so we’re looking forward to that challenge.”last_img read more

Fifita to ‘memory bank’ Maroons baiting

first_imgPhoto: NRL Photos.Andrew Fifita won’t forget the sledging he copped from Queensland players Fifita, whose Game Two was noticeably quieter than his Game One pyrotechnics, also said he has no issue with the Maroons putting extra effort into keeping him quiet.Their tactic of swamping him opened up chances for his fellow forwards and earned the Blues a couple of penalties – the only problem was how his team failed to manage the game in the second half, he said.”Yeah I did feel it (them putting extra attention on me) to be honest,” Fifita said after the game.”They did their research. But in saying that they gave away a penalty on me on their line, after that set we ended up going up and scoring.”There were passages early in the game where extra Maroons forwards followed him which opened up extra chances for the likes of Aaron Woods and Josh Jackson to start the game strongly, according to Fifita.”It’s not a one-man team here, not a two-man team. There’s 16 other blokes beside myself here. I thought our bench did a good job, we started the game well. We just let it slip,” he added.Fifita came in for extra attention from Maroons lock Josh McGuire, who dived at Fifita’s legs in a tackle late in the contest and gave the Sharks big man a few verbals on fulltime as well.”I laughed at it,” Fifita smiled of the special treatment.”I knew they were going to come at me. In any team, if you’re one of the main players they are going to try and take you out of the game. In saying that, he can dive at the leg all he wants. They’re only little but they aren’t breaking anything.”The extra spite would only give the Blues more motivation to go up to Suncorp and claim the series on Queensland’s territory, according to Fifita.”There would be nothing better than us going up there and taking out the series on Queensland soil… I’m a bit bitter about it. They can carry on all they want at the end of the game there. It’s one of those things, we will memory-bank it and go into Game Three ready,” he said.”It was a big wake up call for us. Hopefully we go up there for Game Three and prepare well and get the job done in their backyard.” last_img read more

Games Relay tours Matupit Island

first_imgBy Quintina NaimeFrom the islands the baton travelled by boat into Simpson’s harbour, with the smoking backdrop of Mt Tavurvur.It then got a spectacular close up visit to the Beehive lava formations in the centre of the harbour.The baton was taken across to the small beehive where the town’s rugby union team carried it to the top.The team then handed it over to a traditional canoe for the paddle across to the large beehive where the rest of the team climbed up to a jumping platform and ran and jumped into the deep sea with the baton.The relay then visited Matupit Island where the villagers took the Baton across the steaming hot sands, past the bubbling sea, to the nesting grounds of the Megapod birds and showed the holes where the eggs are harvested from the hot volcanic ground.The Games Relay heads inland to Kerevat and across to old Rabaul town tomorrow.last_img read more

One more Gold for Apisah in Tennis

first_imgThis is the fourth Gold Abigail Tere-Apisah picked up in the competition defeating New Caledonia’s Yaelle Honakoko.Tere-Apisah won in straight sets 6-1 6-2 in the women’s singles against Honakoko.Meanwhile Abigail’s niece, Violet Apisah (PNG) missed out in bronze just after 2pm going down to New Caledonia’s Ana Pain.Apisah lost 2 sets to 1 in a long drawn out match that lasted two hours.Pain won the match 6-4 1-6 6-4.Pain won Gold in the 2011 Pacific Games in tennis however did not make it to the Gold medal play off.last_img read more

Girona, forced to be regular in the second round

first_imgOf course, Girona is considered a team more than first laps than second. And this is indicated by the data of the last campaigns because it is time to go back to 2015-16 to see how the Girona team added more points in the second leg of the League than in the first. By then, Pablo Machín He was the coach of Girona and 25 points were added in the first round and 41 in the second. At the end of the season they won 66 points and this allowed them to play the promotion playoff after assaulting the fourth place. Of course, there was no happy ending because in the final (in the first round they beat Córdoba), Osasuna deprived them of the dream of promotion by beating them both in The Sadar (2-1) as in Montilivi (0-1).The truth is that playing the promotion playoff is not synonymous with joy for the Girona because another course in which they also managed to add more points in the second round than in the first was 2014-15. That year, the Girona finished with 82 points (38 + 44), and were third in the League. The fateful draw against him Lugo deprived them of the direct ascent and then, in the playoff, the Saragossa He eliminated them in the first tie. This campaign, in the first round they have added 31 points. They must improve them. If something has sinned the Girona in the first round of the League has been a lack of regularity. This has taken its toll (Juan Carlos Unzué he was dismissed for his bad numbers) and is currently ninth, just one point from the playoff and five from the direct ascent to First. The rojiblancos are forced to shorten this distance to be able to fight to reach the marked objective. With Pep Lluís Martí there are better sensations and it is expected to start with good foot 2020.last_img read more

João Félix devours the cholismo

first_imgJoão Félix was the great signing of Atlético this past summer. The Madrid club paid 127 million euros for the young Portuguese star and became one of the attractions of the Spanish championship. The first round of the league championship and the group stage of the Champions League and João Félix has appeared with droppers in Atlético. From Portugal they question whether the striker was successful in signing for the Madrid club while part of the fans understand that Atlético’s game system drowns the Portuguese. João Félix devours the cholismo and it will be necessary to see if from now on he offers the best of himself, as happened with Griezmann, who went practically unnoticed in his first months of rojiblanco. João Félix has played 15 league games, has scored two goals and given one assist. He played four Champions, with two goals. Four goals and an assist in the first part of the season does not seem much baggage for a player, although from the coaching staff they ask for patience. “We are on the road that we imagine, I don’t knowand if anyone imagined another situation, “says Simeone asked about what the player has contributed and his situation in the team. The Portuguese lost six games due to injury, the Champions League against Bayer Leverkusen and the league against Athletic, Alavés, Sevilla and Espanyol. The former player of Benfica started playing in a band, but later Cholo was putting him on a point, closer to the rival area. Diego Costa’s injury left a hole as Morata’s companion and that position has been for the Portuguese. Correa, perhaps the most decisive player in Atlético, is valid for everything. Play at the start, do it as revulsive, act in band or on tip. Curiously from Granada, when Cholo gave him orders to throw himself into a band, João Félix has advanced his position. Many point out that he is not comfortable in the field, that he is not the happy footballer who played at Benfica. The striker has already had six months of mili with Simeone. You already know that the most important thing is to apply in the pressure, to help the defensive system work well. The team, meanwhile, is winning, cutting positions, is third and He is crouched waiting for some prick from Barcelona and Real Madrid. In the purest Simeone style. While the team is winning everything goes and the accounts come out. Individual situations matter little if the collective works. In the environment of the soccer player they are not happy with this first part of the championship that the Portuguese has made, holder but many times changed before the conclusion of the matches. The fans have already shown their anger at leaving the field early while in the coaching staff they understand that it is normal in the process of adapting the player to the team. In the club, meanwhile, nobody opens their mouths when referring to João Félix, Absolute Mutism. It’s a matter of Cholo and he knows how to handle a player of his quality, different and with a huge future and potential ahead. Although the investment made and the effort made to sign him was very high.Atletico was spent 127 million and so far João Félix devours the cholismo. We will see what happens in these coming months, in the decisive parties that arrive.last_img read more

Valencia will continue playing the Super Cup in the courts

first_imgValencia returned almost a week ago from Saudi Arabia, where it fell in the semifinal against Real Madrid. But the Super Cup is still present in the black and white offices, where today a ‘party’ is dazzled in the courts. All this for the economic distribution that the Royal Spanish Football Federation decided to make, a distribution against which Valencia was opposed from the outset for feeling aggrieved compared to the rest of the participants and relying on his status as champion of the Copa del Rey. Valencia, as reported by the SER, is increasingly aware of the judicial process. AS already informed before the Celades team traveled to Saudi Arabia that the club had sent the contract presented to it by the signed RFEF but with nuances. Specifically it included his disagreement with the economic distribution and adventure that would take the measures considered appropriate to defend his interests. The RFEF, according to black and white sources, has not returned that modified contract with the signature of Rubiales and nothing suggests that an agreement is reached without the mediation of a judge.The defense of Valencia, among other arguments, takes as a reference the economic conditions received by Barcelona, ​​who attended the event as a League champion such as the Valencia Cup champion. Both clubs, according to the black and white club, made the same merits to be present in Saudi Arabia. Hence, the difference in the economic distribution is considered grievous. Barcelona returned from Jeddah with 6.8 million euros, for the 2.5 million of Valencia. Real Madrid, meanwhile, as champion, exceeded 8 million, while Atlético dividends are around 4.5 million.last_img read more