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TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton director of football Ross Wilson has Rangers offerby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton’s director of football operations Ross Wilson has an offer from Rangers.Wilson has been offered the director of football role at Rangers. The Scotsman has held positive talks with the Glasgow club this week and is considering his future at Southampton, says Sky Sports.Wilson has been at the club for five years, overseeing the club’s player recruitment, and he took a central role in the hiring of Ralph Hasenhuttl as manager.The 36-year-old turned down a similar role at Rangers two years ago.
After beginning the 2009-10 season with eight of its first 13 games on the road, Columbus (7-5-1) is now amid a stretch of five of six games at Nationwide Arena.The Blue Jackets ______(beat or lost to)______ the San Jose Sharks Wednesday. They travel to Atlanta (6-4-1) Thursday, and finish the weekend back home against the Carolina Hurricanes (2-8-3) Saturday night.Columbus began the second month of the season with a 5-4 overtime victory at Washington Sunday. Blue Jackets forward Raffi Torres scored his second goal in the third period with 23 seconds remaining and sent the game into overtime.R.J. Umberger, former Ohio State men’s hockey player, claimed the victory for Columbus with his second goal of the game 1:45 into extra play.The win against the Capitals snapped a three-game losing streak for Columbus. The Blue Jackets currently sit in second place in the central division of the Western Conference after one month of play, but know there is still room for improvement.“I think it was good for us to get a win and find a way to get it done,” Umberger said. “I think we need to know as a team that is not our best hockey. We need to play better in the third period, but we are going to take the momentum from the win.”The Jackets come into the week with a 3-1-1 record at home and are 29-9-3 at Nationwide Arena since Nov. 29, 2008.“This home stretch is big for us,” forward Jakub Voracek said. “Getting eight to nine points during these six games as a team is something we are looking to do and that would be great.”Scouting the Thrashers, HurricanesColumbus knows how to beat the East.The Blue Jackets play two of their three games this week against Atlanta and Carolina of the Eastern Conference’s Southeast Division. Columbus is 1-0-1 against the East this season after going 13-3-2 vs. the conference last season. The record against the East was the best record of any Western Conference team in the NHL.“I don’t think there’s a difference between the Eastern or Western conference,” Voracek said. “It’s just another game in the NHL where we are trying to win it.”Looking forward to Atlanta, the Thrashers have struggled at home with a 1-3-0 record this year. The Jackets will have to be careful on special teams against Atlanta. The Thrashers will be missing All-Star Ilya Kovalchuk who is out with an injury.“We have to play our best game,” Voracek said. “If everybody plays 100 percent and plays smart, we think we can beat them.”The Blue Jackets will need to put Carolina away early. A close third period could be exactly what Carolina needs right now. The Canes have dropped nine-straight games (0-6-3) heading into this week and rank 29th in the NHL in goals scored (2.15 per game) and goals allowed (3.85 per game).Columbus earned a 5-1 win at Carolina Feb. 14, 2009 in the only meeting last season.“We just have to play them hard like we do every other team,” Voracek said. “It doesn’t matter how many games they’ve lost, its going to be a tough game.”Offensive improvementIt’s easy to see the improvement the Jackets have made since last year. The team is the highest-scoring team in the Central Division.Columbus ranks 11th in the NHL on the power play at 22.8 percent (13-of-57). Last year, the team was 30th in the league on the power play and didn’t score its 13th power play goal until its 128th power play opportunity of the season in game No. 27 Dec. 7 at Anaheim. “We are shooting the puck more and we are getting our first shots on net, which makes the other team scramble,” Umberger said. “We are winning more face offs in the zone and keeping the puck in there. Basically, it comes down to execution.”The team entered the week ranked ninth in the NHL in scoring, averaging 3.23 goals per game.Nash continues to lead teamBlue Jackets captain Rick Nash has not slowed down offensively at all this season. He scored two goals against Pittsburgh Oct. 30 and added three points vs. Washington.The 25-year-old ranks fourth in the NHL in points, sixth (tied) in goals and seventh (tied) in assists, while also tying for the league lead with two shorthanded goals.Look for Nash to have no letdown this week either, as he continues to take this young team to the next level at home this week.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers insists that continuity in his squad is every bit as important as making new signings with the club aiming to book their place in the Champions League group stagesThe Scottish Premiership champions were made to do without Dedryck Boyata, Moussa Dembele, Leigh Griffiths, Lewis Morgan, Marvin Compper and the suspended Jozo Simunovic for their second qualifying round against Norwegian side Rosenborg.But Celtic were able to grab a crucial 3-1 win on Wednesday night.“We come with an advantage,” Rodgers told BBC.“Like every European game away from home, you’ve got to defend well, you’ve got to be strong and we know as we’ve seen that we can score goals.Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…“Nowadays, it’s always about wanting to get new players and lots of players but I also enjoy the continuity of coaching and seeing players improve and seeing their games continually develop.”Celtic have signed made two signings in striker Odsonne Edouard and goalkeeper Scott Bain so far this summer.“We want to strengthen the squad of course but at this point in time what is most essential is that you build a mentality and a quality to hopefully get through the qualification games,” said Rodgers.Should Celtic progress from the second qualifying round, then AEK Athens will be awaiting them in the next round.
Michael Keane believes Everton can build on the point recorded at Stamford Bridge for the remainder of the campaign.Keane produced an excellent display, as the Toffees became the first team in 2018/19 to shut out Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.Marco Silva’s side has conceded only four goals in their past six games, a period in which they have lost just once and recorded two clean sheets.Everton heads into the international break in ninth spot but only one point adrift of the Premier League’s top six.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“It was a very good point, we know what a strong start Chelsea have had and to come away from home and keep a clean sheet was the most pleasing thing from the afternoon,” Keane told the club’s website.“To come to Stamford Bridge and grind it out like that is something we can build on.“It was a physical game and we stayed very organised. It was about keeping our shape, knowing when to press and sit off because they have a lot of runners from midfield.“We battled really well, won a lot of our challenges and 50/50s and stayed on top of the game. And I thought we were fully worthy of a point.”
Former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been discussing Paul Pogba’s recent return to form in the last few weeks.The Frenchman has seen a resurgence since Jose Mourinho was replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the former Juventus star has scored five goals and provided four assists in six games under the Norwegian.Zlatan said of Pogba’s revival, according to ESPN:“We are seeing [a] more happy Paul, more free Paul, more ‘do whatever you want to do,’ and he is succeeding with things now.”“It’s like new energy, new blood came in, and now he is playing like he knows how to play. And we know who Pogba is, and this is the Pogba we are seeing.”Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“When you play, happiness is very important, because when you feel stuck in a situation, you don’t express yourself 100 percent and play 100 percent.”Ibrahimovic, who won the 2018 MLS Newcomer of the Year award after finding the back of the net 22 times in 27 games after arriving to the Major League Soccer (MLS) in March, recently re-signed a new contract with the Galaxy for the 2019 season.
The soon-to-be RB Leipzig midfielder talked to Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie before he decided his move19-year-old midfielder Tyler Adams will join RB Leipzig in the German Bundesliga this January.But before signing for his new team, he talked to his fellow Americans: Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie.“I spoke to Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie about the league while we were with the national team,” he was quoted by the Bundesliga website.Tyler Adams wants to win it all! Manuel R. Medina – June 25, 2019 The RB Leipzig and United States midfielder want to establish himself in the German Bundesliga and then win it all.“They’re both good friends of mine. It won’t be easy to adapt, but the Bundesliga is well known for giving young players a chance.”“I was able to train here when I was 16 and even played against Bayern Munich with the youth team. From that moment on I knew I wanted to come here,” he remembered his time in Germany in the past.“I’ve been learning German for five months. It’s very difficult but when I’m in Leipzig I want to speak it as well as possible.”