eSports Best FIFA 18 YouTubers and eSports stars to follow Ronan Murphy 21:17 1/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty eSports WTF Premier League There are lots of professional FIFA 18 players on social media as well as streaming sites, but which ones should you follow to help your game? eSports is one of the quickest growing industries in the world, with many people living their childhood dreams of getting paid to play video games all day.FIFA is one of the biggest and best games in the eSports community, with the football simulation hosting numerous huge competitions each year. The total prize money for the FUT Championship 2017 was $400,000, with the FIFA Interactive World Cup also offering $268,000 in prize money among the top finishers.Many top-flight clubs across Europe have also founded eSports branches of their teams, with PSG, Schalke and Fenerbahce all founding eSports divisions. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Goal takes a look at which eSports stars you should follow on Twitter and who the Best FIFA YouTubers are to subscribe to!Best FIFA YouTubersMany of the best FIFA 18 players to follow on YouTube are people who give tutorials on how to improve your own gaming, teaching tactics and skills to help you win more games – especially in the ultra-competitive weekend league (FUT Champions mode).Some of these YouTubers might not be the most successful players, but in the words of Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw: “He who can, does; he who cannot, teaches.”Other YouTubers review players in FIFA Ultimate Team, pointing out who are undervalued stars (known in the community as cheap beasts) or excellent buys from lesser heralded leagues across the world.You will also find plenty of videos of people purchasing packs, which can either turn you off spending real money on FIFA or else encourage you to splurge in the hope of opening Team of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo! Player Youtube Link AA9 https://www.youtube.com/user/AA9skillz AJ3 https://www.youtube.com/user/AJ3Fifa BorasLegend https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3VShdRR6vAp2FZIqoS4N1w BuckTV https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCazyryH7poaWqrZ2tEnR6QA Chesnoid https://www.youtube.com/user/ChesnoidGaming David Meyler https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6ZRCjYDX0X6raAH0z7E8Sw drpoplove https://www.youtube.com/user/drpoplove FifaRalle https://www.youtube.com/user/FifaRalle Fuji https://www.youtube.com/user/MrFujiyoshi720p Huge Gorilla https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3eaPbEdWUSlGcfsqbEZHHg Krasi https://www.youtube.com/user/bgkrasi Marshall89HD https://www.youtube.com/user/Marshall89HD MavricWolves https://www.youtube.com/user/mavricwolves Mike LaBelle https://www.youtube.com/user/michs09 NepentheZ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHrGDw55WvNHvlX1SFoHxhA Ovvy https://www.youtube.com/user/OvvyFIFA PhantomSFX https://www.youtube.com/user/phantomsfxtv RTFM https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Wyuc7HQXbC70GGqVLl9mQ Tass https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialTass Tobiias https://www.youtube.com/user/TobiiasGaming eSports Stars to Follow on TwitterUnlike YouTube, Twitter is not just for watching people play FIFA 18, but for also finding out the latest news about the game – including updates on Team of the Week, ICONs, Marquee Matchup predictions and getting tips on when to invest or sell players.EA Sports FIFA is a very good Twitter account with all the official information, but sometimes does not have all the updates as soon as they go live, so it is worthwhile following some of the Twitter accounts below to keep up to date with everything that’s happening in FIFA 18.As well, you can also keep an eye on how top eSports stars are performing, and see them in action at international FIFA 18 tournaments. Account Username BadeschlappenLP https://twitter.com/BadeschlappenLP Bateson87 https://twitter.com/bateson87 Castro https://twitter.com/Castro1021 ChuBoi https://twitter.com/ChuBoi EA Sports FIFA https://twitter.com/EASPORTSFIFA Fifanomics https://twitter.com/Fifanomicsnet FUT Economist https://twitter.com/FUT_Economist Futhead https://twitter.com/Futhead FUTWIZ https://twitter.com/FUTWIZ Hashtag United https://twitter.com/HashtagUtd Jay Bucks https://twitter.com/TheMasterBucks JuliusFGU https://twitter.com/JuliusFGU MattHDGamer https://twitter.com/MattHDGamer Nick RTFM https://twitter.com/RunTheFUTMarket Rob Hodson https://twitter.com/RobHodson_ SBC InvesTments https://twitter.com/FUT_18SBC SpencerFC https://twitter.com/SpencerOwen todoUT https://twitter.com/todoUT TwoSync https://twitter.com/TwoSyncOfficial Zweback https://twitter.com/ZwebackHD Highest earning FIFA eSports StarsAmazingly, playing FIFA full-time is becoming more and more profitable. Aside from the advertising revenue that can be gained from streaming on Twitch or Youtube, you can now win thousands from competing in tournaments.Huge Gorilla earned a quarter of a million dollars last year following his victory in the FUT Championship, and with so much prize money on offer, it is no wonder that many professional people have given up their day jobs to concentrate on playing FIFA 18 all day, every day! Player 2017 earnings HugeGorilla $250,000.00 RocKy $173,000.00 xShellzz $86,000.00 TimoX $54,596.21 Cihan $44,277.19 deto $42,183.09 Rafifa13 $38,000.00 Tass $35,500.00 Prinsipe $34,000.00 MSdossary7 $31,500.00 xGUASTELLAx $31,500.00 xX ThE RoYaL Xx $31,500.00 didychrislito $28,000.00 Daxe $27,500.00 LucasRep98 $26,500.00 Maniika $22,640.39 A8drafwz $21,500.00 fifantomCR $21,500.00 TheStrxngeR $20,000.00 rein10 $17,500.00 S_O_N_Y_528 $16,000.00 Fredberg $14,193.82 Marlut $14,000.00 JoGa Cesc $13,500.00 Munoz $13,500.00
Transfers Brazil legend Ronaldo urges Madrid to go after Neymar Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 09:33 2/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(13) LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid Neymar Ligue 1 PSG Primera División The former Brazil and Real Madrid star believes the La Liga giants should go after his countryman Real Madrid need the best players and should sign Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, according to Brazil great Ronaldo.Neymar made a world-record €222 million move from Barcelona to PSG last year, signing a deal until 2022 with the Ligue 1 giants.Despite that contract, the 26-year-old continues to be linked with a shock switch to the Santiago Bernabeu. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Ronaldo, who spent more than four seasons at Madrid, said his former club were always looking to sign the best, and that included Neymar.”Neymar is a superb player, maybe he will be the best in the world in a few years, and Real Madrid need the best,” he said on Wednesday, via Marca .Despite the speculation, Ronaldo played down how close a potential Madrid move was for Neymar.The two-time World Cup winner believes Madrid, who are fourth in La Liga and 19 points behind Barcelona, feels his former side could perhaps win a third straight Champions League despite their struggles this campaign.”I haven’t heard any official representative of Real Madrid say anything about Neymar,” Ronaldo said.”They should think about what they have and this year it’s difficult for Madrid, they have to keep going and end well.”The Champions League is a competition that they do well in and we will see how it ends, because everything changes very quickly in football.”To win the Champions League, however, Los Blancos will have to get through Neymar and his PSG side in the round of 16. The first leg of that tie is set for the Santiago Bernabeu on February 14.
Albert Gudmundsson Iceland star Gudmundsson on turning down Arsenal & dreaming of Barcelona Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Last updated 1 year ago 19:31 5/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Arsenal PSV Liverpool Premier League Eredivisie Transfers The young attacker could have been a Gunner just like his great grandfather, but opted to make the move to the Eredivisie first instead PSV attacker Albert Gudmundsson has revealed his internal torment at turning down the chance to play for Arsenal to make his mark on the Eredivisie.Gudmundsson’s great grandfather, also named Albert, played for Rangers, Arsenal and AC Milan in the 1940s, but the 20-year-old opted to move to Dutch side Heerenveen instead before earning a move to PSV rather than try his luck at the Emirates side.The youngster had trials with the Gunners and Liverpool four years ago, but preferred a move to Netherlands and he has now revealed why he took the challenging decision to be patient – even if he does let himself dream of playing for Barcelona one. 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 “It was difficult [to turn down Arsenal],” Gudmundsson, 20, told Goal. “I think my decision to go to Holland was more because I would get more quickly into the first team here. I went on trial at both Liverpool and Arsenal. I had a really good time there in England but, in the end, it was me being realistic about where I would get the most playing time.”Arsenal are a team I support though, it was such a difficult decision. I was thinking about it for a while. I was 16 at the time and my family helped me with my decision. I think I took the right decision still, but you never know, we will see at the end of my career if I was wrong.”I am really proud that my great grandfather played for Arsenal. I never got to see him play in person. It was also so long ago that we don’t have any clips of him playing football or anything. When I hear people talk about him they say that he was probably the best player that we ever had.”It isn’t for me to say, because I never saw him, but I hear he was really, really good. The Premier League was on all the time. My dad is a big Manchester United fan. I support Arsenal. That’s because my grandpa played there. I am and I will always be an Arsenal fan, but if we were not watching the Premier League then we watched the Icelandic league and Spanish league.”I am a big fan of Spanish football because I like how they play football and keep it so simple. I especially like to watch Barcelona.”The PSV man’s father and mother both played for Iceland’s national team and Gudmundsson grew up idolising his elder’s talents just as his parents had done with the generations before them.”I would say I remember when I was two years old or three, I hadn’t started training yet, and my dad was playing for one of the biggest club in Iceland,” he continued. “I was growing up around their training. I was fetching the ball for them and all that.”I think those are my first memories of football and then after that I started playing with the kids in my age group. There was no way back after that. Maybe I got some of their born talents. I have this football family but it was nothing that I thought about when I was young. I just had fun playing with my friends.”Basically in the house it was all about football and it still is. That’s how I like it. Football is basically my life. If I am not playing football then I am probably somewhere watching football. My father was my idol when I was younger and probably still is. The way he played was so nice. He was small but quite strong and technically really good.”I looked up to him all the time and wanted to copy him and I got something from him. My mum, grandpa and grandmother as well and my other family members. I tried to learn a little bit from everyone and apply them to myself. My mother was a box-to-box midfielder, she was a hard-worker.”She has this Icelandic mentality of never giving up and working hard. I respect her, she doesn’t get enough credit for how good she was also. I didn’t feel it as a pressure or a motivation to walk in their footsteps. I love playing football and they know it and support me.”It wasn’t like I was pushed into playing football because when I was younger I also played basketball. They told me to just pick what I thought was more fun. Although my dad did tell me a couple of times that there is more money in football!”He laughs, adding: “No I picked football because I enjoy it and as long as I enjoy then I never want to stop.”Meanwhile, Gudmundsson’s club career is going well, but he is keen to get more game time with Phillip Cocu’s side. Gudmundsson admits he sympathises with his manager, as players like Hirving Lozano stay ahead of him in the pecking order, but says that he will have frank discussions about his future.”PSV was a great step for my career to get to an even higher level. So far I haven’t reached my goals at PSV and I want to play more next season,” he added. “I don’t doubt my own skills and talent to play at PSV. I have put in everything this season and I will do the same next season.”Hopefully it will get me more minutes and into the starting eleven, but if I don’t get more minutes then I have to take a look at other options around me. I have spoken with Cocu once already and we are going to sit down again, talk with the boss and see what my role is going to be next season.”Lozano is really good. He came before the season. He had a good, good season. Even though I did my best in training and with the reserves team, it was hard for the coach. I understand why the coach didn’t make his changes because we won almost every single game.“There’s no reason to change the team at that point basically. You name Hirving, he may end up leaving because of such a great season which could be something that opens spaces for me.”Gudmundsson is a keen admirer of of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, as well as being a fan of Thierry Henry and Ronaldinho when he was younger, but PSV team-mate Marco van Ginkel is another player he looks up to, with the Chelsea loanee having played a key role in PSV’s successful Eredivisie campaign.”I really like Marco. We are really good friends. I like his character, he is a really good captain in the dressing room like I say. I want him to stay for PSV and the team. For him, as my friend, I want to see him at a higher level. I saw him do well at Stoke already but I think he needed these two or three seasons with PSV,” the Iceland ace added.”To get 30 games into his legs and adapt his game more and more. He is 25 years old and I think he is ready. He scored a lot of goals from midfield this season. He is a really good player, PSV must love to keep him, but it is hard when he performs so well like this.”
Transfers Alisson to Real Madrid? I was joking, says Roma chief Pallotta Stephen Creek 02:03 6/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid Primera División Roma Serie A The goalkeeper is not leaving the club, according to the Serie A president, who said he was joking about a move to the Champions League winners Roma president James Pallotta said he was joking when he suggested goalkeeper Alisson could be set to join Real Madrid.Alisson has been linked to a move away from the Serie A side for much of the spring, with Liverpool often mentioned as a destination.The 25-year-old Brazil international said he was “very happy” to stay at the club as he prepared for the World Cup, but rumours about his future persist with talk of a move to Real Madrid emerging as a reported possibility. 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 When asked whether Alisson might be joining Napoli, Pallotta was quoted as telling AreaNapoli: “No, [Napoli president Aurelio] De Laurentiis doesn’t want to spend all his money. €78 million is needed and he’s close to joining Real Madrid.”The Roma chief has moved to clarify his comments, which he said were made in jest.”I have read with much amusement the quotes attributed to me about the transfer market,” he said in a statement on the club’s official Twitter account.”In fact I was joking around with a group of guys and responded sarcastically with a reference to the popular rumours on Twitter and in the papers since I’ve been in Italy.”There was nothing serious about anything I said whilst making pizza. Just stupid American humour that some don’t get.”President Pallotta: “I have read with much amusement the quotes attributed to me about the transfer market. In fact I was joking around with a group of guys and responded sarcastically with a reference to the popular rumours on Twitter and in the papers since I’ve been in Italy.” pic.twitter.com/3p4U7ie9L1— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) June 14, 2018Alisson has previously declared he would like his future determined before the start of the World Cup.However, if he is to move, then that wish appears unlikely to occur, as Brazil open their World Cup play in Group E against Switzerland on Sunday.
France Pogba’s match-winning qualities hailed by Kante Guy Atkinson 03:14 6/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images France Paul Pogba France v Peru France v Australia Peru Australia World Cup The Manchester United midfielder played a pivotal role in France’s 2-1 win over Australia, much to the delight of a team-mate quick to talk him up N’Golo Kante has hailed Paul Pogba’s decisive contribution to France’s opening World Cup win over Australia on Saturday.The midfielder got his tournament off to a great start in France’s 2-1 victory despite a frustrating season at Manchester United, playing a key role in winning the penalty Antoine Griezmann converted.He then hit a deflected winner 10 minutes from time, but FIFA belatedly marked the strike down as an own goal from Socceroos defender Aziz Behich. 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 Kante, who lined up alongside Pogba at the heart of Les Bleus’ midfield, has praised the 25-year-old’s desire to win and professionalism. He said: “Everyone knows Paul. We all know he is really talented.”He has a lot of quality. I think he played a good game yesterday [Saturday]. Away from the pitch, he has his own character, he is a match winner, a great professional.”I think he wanted the win so much, he fought to win. We are happy for him that he scored his goal. Paul is a match winner, he gives everything to win. He helped us a lot yesterday.”Pogba and Kante are likely to line up for France when they continue their Group C campaign against Peru at the Ekaterinburg Arena on Thursday.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Solskjaer went straight into Fergie meeting after Man Utd winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer went straight into a meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson immediately after Manchester United’s victory over Huddersfield.Solskjaer oversaw United’s 3-1 win on Wednesday night.And he revealed to VG he had kept them waiting after meeting with “the boss”.”I’ve been with him now. That’s why I was so late. He is waiting for me now,” said Solskjaer. “It was a great day that I will never forget for the world.”It was extra special. I hope my family is proud of me.”Asked if he could say what was discussed with Sir Alex, he added: “Er, no. We will be meeting again.”
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Man Utd manager Solskjaer blames pitch on Pogba absence: He needs restby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says that star man Paul Pogba needs more rest.Pogba has struggled with an ankle problem since the start of the season.It has led to him missing several games, but he did return against Rochdale and Arsenal in the past week.However, he will be rested against AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League on Thursday night.”It’s after discussion with a specialist that we’ve planned that he needs further treatment and rest on his ankle,” boss Solskjaer explained to reporters. “And I probably wouldn’t risk him on astroturf anyway, even if he was available for this game. “But he needs a bit of rest now.”
Nikola Milenkovic had made just three previous appearances in Serie A when he came face to face with Gonzalo Higuain. Literally.The pair exchanged words during Fiorentina’s meeting with Juventus at the Stadio Artemio Franchi last February and the then 20-year-old Serb refused to take a backward step.On the contrary, the fearless Milenkovic pushed his forehead into Higuain’s. 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? Given their hatred of Juve, Fiorentina fans unsurprisingly loved him for exhibiting such aggression towards the Bianconeri No.9; it made Milenkovic an instant cult hero in Florence. “I’ll tell you the truth: for me, the name of the opponent doesn’t matter,” he told La Nazione afterwards. “It’s never conditioned me. “Everyone deserves respect and great application if you want to do your job well. “The Juve centre-forward or not, they’re all the same for me: I have to do everything to stop them.”Mladen Krstajic was just as taken by Milenkovic’s fearlessness as the Viola faithful. So, when Matija Nastasic was ruled out of last summer’s World Cup through injury, the Serbia coached turned to Milenkovic.As a precocious talent capable of playing at right-back as well as in his preferred position of centre-half, Milenkovic was viewed as a useful addition to the squad.However, Krstajic quickly realised the youngster was ready for the first team. After a commanding showing in a pre-tournament friendly against Chile on June 4, the coach put Milenkovic back in the starting line-up just three days later for another warm-up game, against Bolivia.”I’ve no fear of putting him on the field again,” he stated. “His age permits him to play two games in a row without too many problems.”Besides, I know Milenkovic well. He’s centred and he knows how to behave well also in training.”He reminds me of [Nemanja] Vidic.”By the end of the group stage of the World Cup, Krstajic wasn’t the only one comparing Milenkovic – who started all three games – to the Manchester United legend.Tall (6 foot 4 inches/1.93 metres), fast (he used to run 60 metres at national level in Serbia), strong, good on the ball and brave, the similarities were obvious, even if Milenkovic tried to distance himself from such talk.“It is magnificent to be compared to the likes of Vidic but I have to stay humble with both feet firmly on the ground,” he said.“Vidic was one hell of a player, while I am in the fledgling stage of my career and, hence, I have to keep working hard in order to climb that mountain.”He’s progressing well, though, and could even be set to follow in Vidic’s footsteps by moving to Old Trafford, with the dismissal of Jose Mourinho having done nothing to quell United’s interest in Milenkovic.When the Portuguese travelled to see Serbia defeat Montenegro in October, it was thought that Sergej Milinkovic-Savic was the priority.However, Mourinho was, in fact, primarily present to run the rule over Milenkovic, who was also watched by United representatives in a Serie A game against Bologna the following month.They would all have been impressed by what they saw of the €5.1 million (£4.6m/$5.9m) signing from Partizan Belgrade, who is now valued at 10 times that amount. Milenkovic has been excellent at centre-half for Serbia.After starting all three of their group games at Russia 2018 – he was their best player by some distance – he missed just one match during a UEFA Nations League campaign that ended with Serbia securing promotion to League B.He has been utilised at right-back by Fiorentina in all but two games this season but performed no less impressively. Indeed, he kicked off the 2018-19 campaign by netting a stunning long-range strike in the Viola’s Serie A opener, against Chievo. Milenkovic struck again in the 3-0 win over SPAL on matchday five but it would be wrong to portray him as a dynamic, offensively-minded figure on the right flank.In truth, he offers little going forward, registering no assists in 18 outings this term, creating just two chances and making just three successful crosses.His distribution has also been poor: only three defenders have misplaced more passes in 2018-19. In short, Milenkovic is no Joao Cancelo. What he is, though, is a highly accomplished defender. He is a force of nature in the air, as underlined by the fact that he has won 55 aerial duels this term. To put that in context, Napoli colossus Kalidou Koulibaly has claimed 43. Milenkovic is just as difficult to get the better of on the deck. Not only is he quick, he also reads the play well and usually times his challenges to perfection.He has won 23 tackles, made 24 interceptions and pulled off 11 blocks in 2018-19, just one less than Koulibaly, the league’s best defender, on all three counts.Discipline remains a concern, which is perhaps unsurprising for such a determined character. He has already been dismissed twice in 34 Serie A appearances.However, this is a young man who is aware of his flaws and, consequently, is doing everything possible to address them.”I needed the reds; I learned from them,” he explained. “That’s my character: I always like to learn, to understand.”Even when I was on the bench [at Fiorentina], I tried to absorb everything. I never missed a thing from the games I watched without playing. “Only in this way can one improve. That has always been my mentality since I was a child.”I watch the big games because I like football but above all else because I want to improve. One understands so many things by watching the best players.”Which is why he watched Vidic, his “hero”, so closely when he was younger: “I would like to have his ability to put his opponent in difficulty, any opponent in the world.”Gonzalo Higuain would doubtless argue he already has it.
Jadon Sancho has revealed he will “always love” Pep Guardiola, but felt that leaving Manchester City to join Borussia Dortmund was best for his continued development.The 19-year-old completed a £10 million ($13m) switch to Westfalenstadion in the summer of 2017, ending his two-year stay at the Etihad Stadium.The mercurial winger impressed in City’s academy side during his time at the club but failed to earn a single first-team appearance before Dortmund swooped for his signature. 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? Sancho has been a major hit in the Bundesliga since his surprise transfer, scoring 14 goals in 55 appearances across all competitions.Twelve of those goals came in the 2018-19 campaign, as he also contributed 14 assists to help Lucien Favre’s side fight for the German title.Dortmund narrowly lost out to Bayern Munich in the end, but Sancho managed to earn six England caps throughout the season and he has been tipped to for a bright future at the highest level.Reminiscing on his time at City, the Dortmund star has credited the club and Guardiola for playing a key role in his rise to prominence, while also offering an insight into why he decided to leave English shores at such an early stage of his career.”When I left City, people doubted me. They said: ‘Oh, you shouldn’t leave Pep Guardiola’. But I thought it was best for me,” he told Soccer Bible.”I’ll always love Pep and the club because they signed me from Watford and helped me to develop into who I am today, and of course I’m also grateful to Dortmund. I’ve been able to take the next step there.“I’m thankful to everyone who has been part of my journey so far.”Sancho’s performances last term attracted the attention of a number of top European clubs, including Manchester United, who ultimately dropped their interest after failing to qualify for the Champions League.However, the teenager is contracted to remain at Dortmund until 2022 and he is fully focused on continuing to progress in familiar surroundings.Motivated by critics that are hoping he will be a “one-hit wonder”, Sancho is willing to work hard and make sure he maintains his usual high-level next season.”It’s crazy what’s happened because I’m still only 19 and things like that usually happen when you’re 23 or 24. Now it’s about keeping that level,” he added.”People are waiting for me to dip so they can say I’m a one-hit wonder.”I just need to keep playing and hope I stay clear of injuries. I just have to keep working hard and helping the team. That’s the main thing.”
WINSTON SALEM, NC – SEPTEMBER 30: A general view of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons versus Florida State Seminoles at BB&T Field on September 30, 2017 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Clemson is taking on Wake Forest this afternoon in a major ACC contest, as freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence looks to rebound from a shaky first-career start that included a tough injury.Technically, it’s an away game for the Tigers.Technically.Pregame photos of the crowd, though, show that Clemson fans will have quite the support system in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.Check it out:About 15 minutes before kickoff here at Wake … pic.twitter.com/7s6bvVtCI3— Grace Raynor (@gmraynor) October 6, 2018Wow. Well done, Clemson fans.Clemson and Wake Forest are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. The game will be on ESPN.
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Although Ohio State has an abundance of time to prepare for its November matchup against Nebraska, the Buckeyes have already chose which uniform they’ll wear.While the Buckeyes showcase an awesome jersey at least once every season, they usually alternate which unique uniform they’ll don. Last season, Ohio State had grey and black jerseys for its game against Penn State.Well, the Big Ten powerhouse will be back in black for this season, as Ohio State reporter Andrew Lind broke the news.Multiple sources have told me Ohio State will be wearing black alternate uniforms against Nebraska on Nov. 3.— Andrew Lind (@AndrewMLind) October 10, 2018Regardless of all the appreciation for the Buckeyes’ traditional uniforms, it’s nice to see them go against the grain. After all, Nike puts together fantastic jersey concepts every year for many elite programs.Lind also provides an image of how the uniforms should look:For those wondering, here’s the difference between the Mach Speed and Vapor Untouchable templates. I added road jerseys for extra clarity: pic.twitter.com/niW2cmsfW0— Andrew Lind (@AndrewMLind) October 10, 2018Ohio State and Nebraska will play in Columbus for this intriguing matchup.Do you think the Buckeyes should wear their black uniforms more often?
TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: A general view during the first quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)Week 11 of the college football season is in the books. Right now, there is no chaos in the College Football Playoff race.Alabama, Clemson, Michigan and Notre Dame all held serve this weekend. Clemson was the only team of the group to even get a challenge, as Boston College kept it competitive for three quarters.If the season ended today, these are your four playoff teams. They should be in the same spots as last week when the new rankings are revealed on Tuesday.ESPN’s Andrea Adelson, Edward Aschoff, Chris Low and Adam Rittenberg put out their new playoff picks this morning. There are no surprises, as they all look identical to what they had last week.Things could get interesting this coming weekend though. Notre Dame has to take on 8-2 Syracuse at Yankee Stadium, and you can bet the Orange will be up for the task.The Fighting Irish should get starting quarterback Ian Book back, which would be a major boost, though Brandon Wimbush filled in admirably last night.As for the new playoff rankings, they will come out at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday on ESPN.
TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs the offense against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been nursing injuries all season long, and Saturday, he appears to have suffered a new one. Tagovailoa is already in the tent on Alabama’s sideline just a few plays into the team’s SEC title contest against Georgia.On Alabama’s opening drive, Tagovailoa came up limping after taking a sack. On the next play, he threw an interception. It’s not a great start for the likely Heisman Trophy winner.Tagovailoa was spotted limping off the field after the interception. He’s already been taken into the tent on the sideline to be evaluated.Gary Danielson of CBS believes that it’s Tagovailoa’s left ankle that’s in question. He’s had trouble with his right knee all season.Tua’s headed to the tent after throwing that pick pic.twitter.com/Z3GdOhLyeP— Athlon Sports (@AthlonSports) December 1, 2018Tua Tagovailoa throws a pick in the red zone and then heads into the injury tent on the Alabama sideline pic.twitter.com/4EFVV4Hk7P— SI College Football (@si_ncaafb) December 1, 2018Georgia currently has the ball, but if Tagovailoa is unable to continue, he’ll likely be replaced by backup Jalen Hurts.Tua Tagovailoa remains in the medical tent and Jalen Hurts has just started throwing on the sideline.— Alex Scarborough (@AlexS_ESPN) December 1, 2018Tagovailoa, in his first season as a starter, has thrown for 3,189 yards and 36 touchdowns with just two interceptions. He’s been the best player in college football all season long.Update: Tagovailoa is back in the game after getting his ankle taped up.Tua Tagovailoa comes back out to start the drive at the Alabama 20.— TideSports.com (@TideSports) December 1, 2018It’s still 0-0 midway through the first quarter.
MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Lincoln Riley of the Oklahoma Sooners looks on prior to their College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)The Orange Bowl appears to be a blowout, and Alabama fans are already celebrating. It took less than one quarter for supporters of the Crimson Tide to poke fun at Oklahoma.Alabama took a 21-0 lead in the first quarter, and widened it to 28-0 early in the second quarter. After every touchdown, you could hear fans in attendance in Miami chanting “overrated” at the Sooners.The Sooners, obviously, are ranked No. 4 in the College Football Playoff. Alabama fans clearly don’t think they belonged.Unfortunately, both College Football Playoff games have been lopsided.Kyler Murray is going to have to pull off a miracle to lead Oklahoma back.We’re just ending the 1st Quarter and “overrated” chants are already ringing out for Oklahoma #OrangeBowl2018 #Bama pic.twitter.com/yTyepMnsn6— Emily (@ejweeks) December 30, 2018The overrated chants are already coming out. And now Oklahoma is losing their cool and it’s barely the end of the 1st quarter. #BAMAvsOU— Ben Hodgson (@Bkoh44) December 30, 2018Barring a miraculous comeback, Alabama will meet Clemson in the national title game next Monday. It’ll be the third time in four years that the two teams have met in the championship.Earlier in the day, Clemson crushed Notre Dame, 30-3, in another game where people questioned inclusion. The Fighting Irish couldn’t get much going on offense against Clemson’s defense.
BLACKSBURG, VA – SEPTEMBER 30: A general view of Lane Stadium prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Clemson Tigers on September 30, 2017 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)The graduate transfer market has exploded over the last few offseasons. Teams looking to fill a spot with an immediate-impact player now often look to grad transfers to get the job done.Virginia Tech wide receiver Eric Kumah is one of the top pass catchers seeking a grad transfer at this moment. Kumah hauled in 42 passes for 559 yards and seven touchdowns for the Hokies last season.Over the last two campaigns, Kumah made 70 receptions for 883 yards and nine scores. He played in all 13 games in 2016, but did not record a catch.Thus far, Kumah has set dates for a pair of official visits this spring. He will be at Texas Tech on March 30 and Penn State on April 6.Official Visit to Texas Tech March 30th ??? #WreckEm— ⚡️EK3⚡️ (@Eric_Kumah11) January 27, 2019Official Visit to Penn State April 6th ?✊? #WeAre— ⚡️EK3⚡️ (@Eric_Kumah11) January 28, 2019Another Power 5 program is on Kumah’s radar as well. According to his Twitter, Kumah is planning an official visit to Notre Dame.We planning an official visit right now ? #GoIrish☘️ https://t.co/G161mdL89F— ⚡️EK3⚡️ (@Eric_Kumah11) January 29, 2019Kumah is the second Virginia Tech wide receiver to leave the program this offseason. Sean Savoy is the other, and Savoy announced a transfer to Maryland earlier today.The Hokies finished the 2018 season with a 6-7 overall record.
NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 08: A member of the Oklahoma Sooners spirit squad celebrates a touchdown against the UCLA Bruins at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Bruins 49-21. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Kundarrius Taylor was a member of Oklahoma football’s 2018 class, before having to go the junior college route.Taylor signed with the Sooners in December 2017, during the first early signing period.Unfortunately for the Memphis native, he had some academic issues, which prevented him from enrolling at OU.Instead, he began his career at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi, where he impressed this year with 31 receptions for 547 yards and eight touchdowns.Taylor received a new offer from Oklahoma over the fall, and he plans on sticking with his original decision.Kundarrius Taylor recommitted to Oklahoma football on Monday afternoon.He will be a 2020 recruit for OU, once he finishes up his community college career.Taylor tweeted the decision, thanking Oklahoma’s staff for the opportunity:Thanks @LincolnRiley ?⚪️ pic.twitter.com/PbdqMCBCKl— ?K (@KingKt___) January 28, 2019As a high school recruit, Taylor ranked No. 384 in the class overall, and was No. 12 in the state of Tennessee.Taylor is the fifth 2020 commitment for the Sooners. The class is ranked first in the Big 12, and 10th in the nation.
COLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 25: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field on November 25, 2017 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Every team in the Big Ten East has a difficult schedule. That is what happens in a division with Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, and Penn State.Obviously, those opponents aren’t sneaking up on anybody. We’ve seen plenty of teams down the ranks of college football sneak up on top programs though.Penn State’s schedule also features tough games against Purdue and at Iowa from the Big Ten West. In the non-conference, the Nittany Lions get a pesky Buffalo team in prime time, and rival Pitt.Those aren’t the games that ESPN thinks could be the one that sneaks up on the 2019 Penn State football team, though.In a new article, the Worldwide Leader identifies the game on the schedule for each Top 25 team that they should “beware.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p For James Franklin’s team, Adam Rittenberg actually went with Big Ten East upstart Maryland, in the conference opener for the Nittany Lions.From ESPN:New Terrapins coach Mike Locksley wants to challenge Penn State right away in recruiting and on the field. There’s no better opening statement than to shock the Nittany Lions in the Big Ten opener. Friday night road games are tricky, and last year Penn State trailed Illinois in the third quarter before scoring 42 unanswered points. Maryland has Anthony McFarland and other talented pieces and could make things tricky for new PSU quarterback Sean Clifford.Maryland is also the opponent listed for Syracuse in the same article, so clearly some in the college football media think the Terrapins could be dangerous in year one under Locksley.The Terps won this match-up in their first year as members of the Big Ten, but Penn State is 4-0 since. That was Maryland’s first win in the series since 1961.Overall, Penn State is 39-2-1 against Maryland.[ESPN]
Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiJanuary 21, 2019UPDATED: January 21, 2019 14:05 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe LG V40 ThinQ is available exclusively via Amazon India.Amazon is offering 10 per cent discount on LG V40 ThinQ purchase made using HDFC credit or debit card. The LG V40 ThinQ is available in India in two colours– Blue and Grey.LG unveiled the LG V40 ThinQ for global markets in October last year. And now, nearly four months after its global launch, its V-series flagship smartphone is making its way to India. LG has launched V40 ThinQ in India and the phone is up for grabs exclusively via Amazon India for Rs 49,990.As a part of the launch offer, Amazon’s e-retail platform is offering interesting deals and discounts to interested buyers. The Seattle-based e-retailer is offering offers worth Rs 25,000 on the purchase of the LG V40 ThinQ. This includes a no-cost EMI for up to 12 months, free screen replacement worth Rs 16,750 and up to Rs 5,000 off on exchanging your old smartphone with a new V40 ThinQ. Additionally, the e-commerce platform is offering 10 per cent instant discount on purchasing the phone using HDFC credit and debit cards.To recall, the LG V40 ThinQ features a 6.4-inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 3120 x 1440. It comes with an OLED screen and a glass back with a metal chassis. It is protected by IP68 dust and water resistant technology, which makes it immune to occasional splashes of water, and it comes with MIL-STD-810G certification.The LG V40 ThinQ has 2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 in its core and it sports 6GB RAM with an internal memory of 128GB. It comes with a set of five cameras- a dual camera setup with an 8MP standard lens and a 5MP wide angle lens in the front and a triple camera setup with a 16MP super wide-angle lens, a 12MP primary lens and a 12MP telephoto lens at the back.advertisementOne of the interesting features about the LG V40 ThinQ is that it comes with various camera modes that make it easy for the users to capture the shot right for them. While the Triple shot mode enables users to capture images using the phone’s three rear cameras simultaneously, the Triple Preview modes allows them to preview the images via the three lenses at the same time. Apart from this, the phone also sports a Cine Shot mode that enables to capture creative images by enabling them to animate a part of still shot.Apart from a powerful camera, the LG V40 ThinQ features the DTS:X surround sound technology along with its Boombox speakers, that enables the phone to deliver LG’s signature sound. The phone comes with a 3,300mAh battery and it comes with support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology.As far as colour variants are concerned, while LG launched the phone in four colour variants, in India the LG V40 ThinQ will be available in two colour variants- Moroccan Blue and Platinum Grey.ALSO READ: | LG V40 ThinQ coming to India soon, may be Amazon exclusiveALSO READ: | LG V40 ThinQ: Full specs, top features, India price, and everything you need to knowALSO READ: | LG G7+ ThinQ review: Almost perfectGet 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 byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow LG smartphonesFollow LG V40 ThinQ LG V40 ThinQ goes on sale in India for Rs 49,990Buyers can avail a discount of up to Rs 5,000 on exchanging their old phones with the LG V40 ThinQ.advertisement
Moto G7 series to launch today: Expected price, specs and launch date in IndiaMotorola is expected to announce the Moto G7 series in Brazil later today. The lineup is said to include the Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Play and G7 Power.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiFebruary 7, 2019UPDATED: February 7, 2019 10:12 IST Alleged Moto G7/G7 Plus and G7 Play/G7 Power renders. Picture Courtesy: Roland QuandtHIGHLIGHTSThe Moto G7 series is set to go official in Brazil todayThe Moto G7 and G7 Plus are rumoured to come with waterdrop displays and dual rear camerasMotorola may bring the Moto G7 and G7 Power to India by March-endMotorola is expected to announce the Moto G7 series in Brazil later today. The company is holding an event in Sao Paulo where it is expected to announce the Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Play and G7 Power. These phones are set to bring new designs and upgraded hardware over their predecessors. Considering Motorola has launched its previous Moto G phones in India, you can expect the Moto G7 to reach the country soon as well.Motorola is looking to expand its affordable and mid-range line further this year, which is why there are reports of four Moto G7 phones in total. The Moto G7 launch event is set to start 10am (5:30pm IST) and Motorola will be live streaming the event. You can catch the live stream via the company’s Twitter or Facebook pages, or you can register on the company’s official Brazil website.Moto G7 expected price and India availabilityThe Moto G7 phones will slot in the budget to lower mid-range segments, as per the leaked European pricing revealed this month. The Moto G7 Play will reportedly be the cheapest model with a price of EUR 149 (approx Rs 12,000). The Moto G7 Power comes next with a price of EUR 209 (approx Rs 17,000).Meanwhile, the regular Moto G7 will go on sale for EUR 300 (approximately Rs 24,000) while the top-end Moto G7 Plus will go on sale for a price of EUR 360 (approximately Rs 29,000). These prices do look steep considering the rumoured specs involved, but it is highly possible that Motorola will price the devices a lot more competitively for the Indian market.advertisementAccording to a recent report by MySmartPrice, Motorola will first bring the Moto G7 and G7 Power to India by March-end. The company will likely keep the Moto G7 Plus and G7 Play for the second half of the year.Moto G7 series design and specificationsJust a day before the launch event, official renders of the Moto G7 lineup was leaked by Winfuture’s Roland Quandt. These renders all but confirm that the Moto G7 and G7 Plus will offer similar designs. Both the phones will come with waterdrop displays with small notches shaped like a water droplet, thin chin bezel and dual rear cameras. Meanwhile, the Moto G6 Play and G7 Power are expected to bring wide and deep notches, a thick chin and a single rear camera. As for the specs, the regular Moto G7 is said to come with a 6.2-inch IPS LCD display with an FHD+ resolution. The dual camera system will include a 12MP + 5MP configuration. On the front, the dewdrop notch will house an 8-megapixel camera. The standard G7 could be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 or a Snapdragon 636 SoC along with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Additionally, a 3000mAh battery can be expected.The Moto G7 Plus is perhaps the least mysterious of all the four devices as recent reports have pretty much revealed everything about the Plus-sized model. The G7 Plus is tipped to sport a 6.2-inch display with a FHD+ resolution with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Contrary to past reports, it seems the G7 Plus will not come with a Snapdragon 636 chipset. A Geekbench listing spotted just a few hours ago listed the Moto G7 Plus with a Snapdragon 660 SoC. The device is expected to come in two memory and storage variants – 4GB/ 64GB and 6GB/ 128GB.The Moto G7 Power is also tipped to bring a 6.2-inch display, but with a HD+ (720×1512) resolution. It is also rumoured to come with a Snapdragon 632 chipset coupled with 3GB of RAM. The phone will get a single 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing camera. The highlight of the Moto G7 Power will be its large 5,000mAh battery.Lastly, the Moto G7 Play is expected to be the smallest of the lot with a rumoured 5.7-inch HD+ display. It may get a Snapdragon 632 chipset as well, which will be paired with 2GB of RAM. The primary camera could have a 13MP sensor, while the selfie camera could come with an 8MP sensor. The G7 Play is rumoured to house a 3,000mAh battery.ALSO READ | Moto Z4 Play specifications and renders leak, could challenge OnePlus 6TALSO READ | Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Play and G7 Power full specs and design revealed on Motorola’s websiteGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow MotorolaFollow Moto G7Follow Moto G7 PlusFollow Moto G7 PlayFollow Moto G7 Power
India Today Web Desk ChennaiApril 26, 2019UPDATED: April 26, 2019 17:25 IST Varsha BollammaRemember Parbha (Varsha Bollamma), the pretty young student of Ram (Vijay Sethupathi), from the film 96? Varsha won many hearts with her brief role in 96, and now, she has bagged a role in Vijay’s upcoming film with director Atlee.Tentatively titled Thalapathy 63, the upcoming film is a sports film with Vijay playing the role of a football coach. Varsha is set to play a football player in the film, which will also star Induja and Reba Monica as her teammates.Thalapathy 63 is being shot on a huge budget and has Nayanthara in the female lead role. Yogi Babu, Jackie Shroff and Yogi Babu are other actors, who are part of the upcoming film.Huge sets of a football stadium have been constructed in the outskirts of Chennai and Varsha has joined the crew for the shooting.It is rumoured that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is also playing a role in the film but no official statement has been made regarding the rumours.ALSO SEE: Mishap on Vijay’s Thalapathy 63 sets in Chennai leaves electrician Selvaraj seriously injuredALSO SEE: Katrina Kaif brings in Christmas cheer early with Zero co-star Anushka SharmaALSO WATCH: Engagement, haldi and garland-exchange visuals from Virat-Anushka weddingGet 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 byP Kirubhakar Tags :Follow Thalapathy 63Follow Varsha Bollamma Thalapathy 63: Varsha Bollamma of 96 fame joins Vijay-Atlee filmVarsha Bollamma of 96 fame has bagged a role in Thalapathy 63, which is directed by Atlee. The young actress will be seen as a football player coached by Vijay in the movie.advertisement