Blackwater owner hoping for the best amid lockout fears

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award With the fire between the Board of Governors still yet to be doused, expressed worries about a possibility of a lockout in the PBA’s 43rd season.Sy shared that the possibility of the seven teams excusing themselves from playing was initially discussed when the status of Narvasa’s commissionership first came up.“When they were fighting for the commissioner, we said that if they force it, the seven teams might not play, so there’s gonna be a lockout because the five other teams cannot play on their own,” he said.But he is hopeful that the whatever issue affecting the league would be resolved in time for the opening of the 43rd season.“Let’s hope for the best. Let’s just hope that there won’t be any lockout. We don’t want to see something like the NBA lockout a few years ago and there’s no tournament. We need to give fans assurance that by December 17, the PBA should be on the roll already,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES “Now, it’s no longer that heated in the board room. The five teams are more or less agreeing to have a search committee on the new commissioner,” he said.“I heard there are plans to have a search committee to see who are available candidates and I heard the Board might be working on it. Maybe by next week, there should be a good news that will come up.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneBut the annual planning held in Los Angeles, where it was expected that the issue regarding Chito Narvasa’s fate as commissioner would be resolved, was for naught with four governors–including chairman Ramoncito Fernandez of NLEX—absent from the trip.Blackwater is with the seven-team bloc, together with NLEX, TNT, Meralco, Alaska, Rain or Shine, and Phoenix calling for the head of commissioner Chito Narvasa, while the five others — San Miguel, Ginebra, Star, GlobalPort, and Kia, have all backed the beleaguered league executive. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson The impasse between the PBA Board of Governors remain, but Blackwater team owner Dioceldo Sy observed that cooler heads have prevailed since the two sides’ war of words two weeks ago.Sy is also expecting the search for the next PBA commissioner to commence soon.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Young England stifle Neymar’s Brazillast_img read more

Garcia addresses trade rumors, says he’s good terms with his players

first_imgNueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Ellington finally gets his All-Star 3-point contest call Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “Just to clear everything out, Raymond and I are in good terms. On Jericho, I told him that this is his job and you have to love your job. If he comes in and play hard, they’ll get to play,” he said.“I just told them that the only way you can be traded is if you play good, because if you play good, the team can also get something good in return.”Despite all the distractions, Garcia was glad that the three able to contribute and help the Elasto Painters win their first back-to-back games in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.“I hope this will be the start. Like I said, we just have to think on how we can get better,” he said.Rain or Shine stakes its two-game winning streak against Magnolia on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases MOST READ This past week, Beau Belga, Raymond Almazan, and Jericho Cruz were all rumored to have made trade demands following a supposed spat with their coach.But Garcia said that these supposed trade requests are nothing new.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We know from the beginning that Jericho really wants to go back to coach Yeng (Guiao). I told him that there are times that players want to be traded, but we just have to be professional about it,” he elaborated. “I know Raymond is motivated because he wanted to prove something and we’ll take it slowly. And for Beau, it has been an issue for the longest time, even years ago.”Garcia, though, neither confirmed nor denied if trades for these players are indeed on the table and opted to clarify that he enjoys a healthy relationship with the three. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRegardless if the reported trade demands from Rain or Shine players are true or not, coach Caloy Garcia was appreciative of the professionalism from his team in their 90-84 victory over Meralco on Friday.“We all know going into this game that there are issues regarding our players, but I told them that we just have to be professional about it and put in the effort because the ones paying their salaries are the owners and that’s the only way that we can repay them,” said the soft-spoken mentor in his postgame press conference.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Bayern Munich’s decline laid bare by Liverpool

first_imgUFC fighter Conor McGregor sued after recent outburst Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In the Bundesliga, where Bayern has overturned a nine-point deficit to move ahead of Borussia Dortmund on goal difference, the team has scored 18 goals in its last five games. But much of its rise to the top of the league has come as a result of Dortmund’s lack of efficiency.And despite the prospect of two titles, Bayern’s thoughts are already turning to next season. The club is reportedly interested in 23-year-old Lille forward Nicolas Pepe, who has 17 goals in the French league this season, while Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi and Atletico Madrid’s Lucas Hernandez remain targets.Canadian youngster Alphonso Davies completed his transfer from the Vancouver Whitecaps in January, and Bayern has already signed World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard from league rival Stuttgart for next season.More new signings are expected, but the new arrivals will have little time to adjust to get Bayern back to where it wants to be.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski reacts during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and Liverpool at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)MUNICH — Trailing against Liverpool and desperate for goals as time wound down, Bayern Munich came up empty.Sure, the team still has a chance to win both the Bundesliga and the German Cup, but Wednesday’s 3-1 loss in the Champions League showed that Bayern is a club in decline.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MOST READ Nothing, however, helped provide the goals.Another sign of decline came from the other end of the field. Manuel Neuer, at one time considered to be the top goalkeeper in the world, has not been at his best since returning from a foot injury. He rushed out of goal to let Sadio Mane score Liverpool’s first.Bayern equalized when Liverpool defender Joel Matip scored an own-goal, but Virgil van Dijk made it 2-1 and Mane then struck again.Three years ago, Bayern recovered from a two-goal deficit at halftime to beat Juventus 4-2 at the same stage of the competition. They needed more of those goals on Wednesday, but never got them.“We lacked the courage to cause problems for the opponents’ defense,” Bayern defender Mats Hummels said. “It wasn’t a bitter exit like in the past years (to Real Madrid). This time we deserved to go out.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments “It was very difficult because I was alone sometimes. I didn’t have help and I couldn’t do something,” Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski told Norwegian broadcaster Viasport. “If you are alone against two three players, good players, it is very difficult to play.”Bayern was playing without the injured Arjen Robben and the suspended pair of Thomas Mueller and Joshua Kimmich. Still, the sting of failing to progress to the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time in eight years will be felt for some time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We didn’t risk so much,” said Lewandowski, Bayern’s main scoring threat. “We were playing at home but that’s not our game and I think that’s why Liverpool beat us.”Kingsley Coman came on as a substitute midway through the second half and caused some trouble for Liverpool’s defense. Leon Goretzka then replaced Javi Martinez and, with about 11 minutes to go, Renato Sanches came on for James Rodriguez. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

MOTHER TAKE A STAND

first_imgSadly she does the greatest harmWithout a heart of care for anotherOnce her dirty pot is boiling it is okIf her kin gets bruise it means notBy the way her girl and pretty and hotOpenly you break up a woman lifeTo traffic your child right in your faceMothers Take A StandSomedays the act will trail the girlThe seeds we sow must be reapedThen her own tears will fill bucketsSorrow shall be her pillow at nightPictures of the past would flashbackPains mixed with regrets make shadesDiscourage the path of sugar daddyMothers Take A. StandDismiss the thrill of listening to newsBreak her family seal your girl doomBuild happy homes with a locked jawKeep your soul by keeping your mouthBe a positive role model to a daughterTeacher her good moves to win in chessHe only needs her for a few hoursMothers Take A StandShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Real expected to give MLS stars intense match

first_img0Shares0000USA goalkeeper Tim Howard cheers his team’s victory after their CONCACAF Gold Cup match against Costa Rica, in Dallas, Texas, on July 22, 2017 © AFP/File / Brendan SmialowskiCHICAGO, United States, Aug 1 – Veteran goalkeeper Tim Howard says top North American club players should expect “cut-throat” competition from Spanish giants Real Madrid in Wednesday’s Major League Soccer All-Star Game.The All-Star match at Soldier Field, home of the NFL’s Chicago Bears, marks the end of a four-match, 11-day pre-season US tour for Real Madrid that included a 3-2 loss to rival Barcelona in a Clasico matchup at Miami. But Howard expects Real Madrid to bring their best as they prepare for the upcoming La Liga campaign.“When you get to play for a team like Real Madrid, there’s no days off,” Howard said. “There are no easy games. They have a world-class coach that they are trying to impress.“They have got to play well to earn a spot coming up for the La Liga season. World football is intense and it’s cut-throat. There aren’t any days when guys just take it easy. When you put your jersey on and cross the line — whether it’s a tournament, a regular-season game, a pre-season game, an All-Star Game — these guys are going to be up for it.”Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Howard will start in goal for Chicago Fire coach Veljiko Paunovic in the mid-season exhibition.Real Madrid players take part in a training session at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, on July 28, 2017 © AFP/File / HECTOR RETAMALIn 2001, Howard represented the East in a conference versus conference All-Star Game and in the following year he was part of an MLS All-Star squad that took on US national team.He played against the MLS All-Stars when he returned with English Premiership side Everton in 2009 in the current format that pits the All-Stars against top-flight European competition.“I’m not sure which one’s better,” he said of the various permutations of the All-Star Game he has experienced. “But it will be certainly exciting to play Real Madrid — there’s no question about that.”The All-Stars feature plenty of heavyweights with marquee match experience, including World Cup winners Bastian Schweinsteiger, David Villa and Kaka.“It’s an honor to play for the MLS All-Star team, especially here in Chicago,” said the Fire’s German import Schweinsteiger, who launched his MLS career this season and will captain the All-Stars by popular vote.“We will look to have a good game, to be competitive against Real Madrid and if we can win, we will go for the match,” Schweinsteiger told the Chicago Tribune.“We know that it is a very strong team and that we are playing together for the first time. It is not going to be easy at all, but we will try and have a good game and enjoy it a little.”Orlando City’s Brazilian star Kaka, who helped Real Madrid to the 2011-12 La Liga title, said facing his former team will be “a very emotional experience.”“I do not know how the game will go, but we have a great team to play a very even game with Real Madrid,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

West Ham face FA probe after fans mar Burnley loss

first_img0Shares0000Burnley’s Ashley Barnes (R) trips up a pitch invader after furious West Ham fans ran riot at The London Stadium on March 10, 2017 © AFP / Ben STANSALLLondon, United Kingdom, Mar 11 – West Ham face a Football Association probe after the troubled club’s owners David Gold and David Sullivan were forced to flee their seats when furious fans ran riot at the London Stadium.Several West Ham supporters invaded the pitch during Saturday’s 3-0 Premier League defeat against Burnley, while hundreds of fans gathered beneath the directors’ box to protest against Gold and Sullivan. Fans made throat-slitting gestures while missiles were seen to be thrown in the direction of the executive seats amid chants of “sack the board” and “you killed our club”.On the pitch, the toxic atmosphere boiled over after West Ham captain Mark Noble grappled one fan to the floor and team-mate James Collins marched two others away.Burnley’s coaching staff let children shelter in their dug-out to avoid being caught in the chaos that left police investigating two allegations of assault.West Ham defender James Collins (2R) confronts a pitch invader carrying a corner flag during the English Premier League match against Burnley at The London Stadium in east London on March 10, 2018 © AFP / Ben STANSALLWest Ham said an emergency meeting had been called with all London Stadium stakeholders, which includes Gold and Sullivan, whose decision to uproot the club from Upton Park to Stratford has caused resentment.The FA is also set to launch a probe, with a spokesman saying: “The FA strongly condemns the crowd disturbances seen today at West Ham United versus Burnley and will be seeking observations from West Ham as well as awaiting the match referee’s report.”The east London club, currently just three points above the relegation zone, could be hit with a heavy fine or even forced to play matches behind closed doors as punishment for the disturbances.In their own statement the Premier League said: “It is essential that everybody who plays or attends a Premier League football match can do so safely.“There is no place at any level of the game for what happened at the London Stadium.A pitch invader gestures towards West Ham’s Italian defender Angelo Ogbonna (L) during the English Premier League game against Burnley at The London Stadium in east London on March 10, 2018 © AFP / Ben STANSALL“While the official investigation of the incidents will be carried out by the Football Association, we will be asking our own questions of West Ham United about what happened this afternoon, especially to ensure similar events never reoccur.”– ‘Horrible atmosphere’ –West Ham manager David Moyes admitted he understood why tempers had frayed, but the Scot condemned the ugly scenes.“As a supporter you can’t cross the line. You can’t come on the pitch. That’s the rule,” Moyes said.“What we need is the club, supporters, players, everyone, is to pull together.”Noble’s ascent from boyhood West Ham fan to key player for the club had made him a favourite of the Hammers support.A pitch invader confronts West Ham’s Mark Noble (L) after several West Ham supporters invaded the pitch during their 3-0 Premier League defeat against Burnley © AFP / Ben STANSALLBut even the east London-born star admitted the situation was out of control.“I’m a West Ham fan and I’ve always protected the club. But if someone approaches me, I’ll protect myself,” he said of his clash with the fan.“It’s been like this for the past two seasons, since we moved to this stadium.“Every time we lose we and the board get a lot of stick. It seemed today that the fans had had enough.“The atmosphere was horrible. We know a lot of it isn’t aimed at the players, but we have to be man enough to play in that atmosphere.”West Ham owners David Gold and David Sullivan were forced to flee when furious fans ran riot making throat-slitting gestures while missiles were seen to be thrown in the direction of the executive seats © AFP / Ben STANSALLIt was an horrific end to a turbulent week which saw a protest march called off as fans’ groups turned on each other during threats of violents by one Hammers supporters’ organisation linked to the club’s notorious Inter City Firm hooligans of the 1970s and 1980s.Burnley manager Sean Dyche was relieved the poisonous atmosphere didn’t end in his players suffering harm. “When we scored the second the atmosphere changed,” he said.“We know people can’t come on the pitch but I can’t imagine it was dangerous for the players.“Hopefully there are better times ahead for West Ham.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

City end Newport’s giant-killing run to reach FA Cup quarter-finals

first_imgTroubled by the rutted Rodney Parade pitch, City were indebted to Ederson for a superb save to keep them level during a lacklustre first-half display.City eventually hit their stride in the second half and Leroy Sane’s powerful finish put them ahead before Phil Foden doubled the lead.Newport refused to surrender and Padraig Amond’s late goal could have set up a tense finale, only for Foden to net again 79 seconds later before Riyad Mahrez wrapped up the win.With their Champions League last 16 first leg against Schalke to come on Wednesday, followed by the League Cup final against Chelsea, Guardiola made seven changes to the side which hammered Chelsea 6-0 last weekend.It was still a strong side featuring Sane, David Silva, Mahrez, Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus.The gulf between the clubs is enormous, with Newport’s squad costing just £50,000 and City’s totalling £450 million.The average wage of Newport’s players, including some who had previously stacked shelves in supermarkets and warehouses, is around £750-a-week, while City’s stars pocket up to £250,000-per-week.But Newport had already knocked out Premier League side Leicester and Championship outfit Middlesbrough in the previous two rounds, while City crashed out at this stage last season against Wigan.Guardiola had warned City they would “suffer” at set-pieces against Newport’s “taller, stronger” players and the Spaniard’s fears were nearly confirmed in the 14th minute.Failing to deal with Mickey Demetriou’s long throw, City left space for Tyreeq Bakinson and he headed goalwards from close-range, only for Ederson to dive to his right to make a brilliant one-handed save.Bothered by the unpredictable surface, left badly damaged by two heavy use from two rugby unions teams as well as Newport, City were unable to get any momentum and another long throw ended with Joss Labadie’s lashing wide.Mahrez couldn’t hit the target with a series of half-chances and Sane grazed the top of crossbar from an acute angle as Newport gamely reached half-time on level terms.– Brave resistence –Newport’s brave resistence was finally broke in the 51st minute, with Jesus teeing up Sane for a fierce strike that smashed into Newport keeper Joe Day’s face before looping into the net.With 15 minutes left, Foden increased City’s advantage as his low strike eluded Day’s weak attempt to save.Amond punished woeful defending from Aymeric Laporte and Nicolas Otamendi to lob home from the edge of the area in the 88th minute.But young midfielder Foden went straight down the other end to blast City’s third and Mahrez slammed in the fourth in the final seconds.Brighton moved into the quarter-finals for the second successive season as goals from Anthony Knockaert and Jurgen Locadia clinched a 2-1 win over Frank Lampard’s Derby.Chris Hughton’s side have been sucked into relegation danger in the Premier League after six games without a win.But Brighton opened the scoring after 33 minutes at the Amex Stadium when Knockaert bent his first-time shot into the bottom corner.The Seagulls doubled their advantage as Locadia fired home in first half stoppage-time after Yves Bissouma’s effort hit the post.Former Chelsea and Arsenal star Ashley Cole set up a tense finish when the Derby defender headed in after 81 minutes.Championship strugglers Millwall are also through to the quarter-finals after a 1-0 win at third tier AFC Wimbledon.Neil Harris’s side made it to the last eight for the second time in three years thanks to a fifth minute header from Murray Wallace, who scored their shock winner against Everton in the previous round.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Leroy Sane inspired Manchester City’s FA Cup win at Newport County© AFP GEOFF CADDICKLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 16 – Manchester City powered into the FA Cup quarter-finals as the Premier League leaders survived a battling display from Newport County to beat the fourth-tier minnows 4-1 on Saturday.Pep Guardiola’s side didn’t have an easy ride in a full-blooded fifth round tie against a team 82 places below them in League Two.last_img read more

Restoration gains funds

first_imgLA MIRADA – It looks like the city might have enough money to get started on refurbishing the Neff Estate Historical Site. The City Council recently allocated $150,000 of federal Community Development Block Grant money to the project. In addition, the city already has a $176,000 grant and a $500,000 bequest from the late Mina Neff. “That gives us the ability to do the next phase of restoration,” said Tom Robinson, director of community services. “We’re trying to assemble sufficient funds to pay for improvements to restore the historic site.” More federal money could be available in the future, Robinson said. For years, the George house – the oldest of the three buildings – wasn’t open to the public. It was built in 1885 and served as the foreman’s residence from 1914-1964. The barn and the Neff house were built in 1893. The Neff barn needs painting and wood repair. Officials also need to make sure the Neff house’s roof and structure are sound, Robinson said. The first step will be to hire a consultant – probably in the next few months – to guide city officials on specifics of what needs to be done, Robinson said. Former La Mirada Councilman Dave Peters said it’s good news that work will be done on the Neff property. “This is a step in the direction of preservation,” Peters said. “(The property) harkens back to a day when there was no running water, electricity, refrigerators or any of the amenities we enjoy today.” mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The site includes the Neff and George houses and the Neff barn. The Neff house was the home of William and Mina Neff. William Neff was the grandson of Andrew McNally, founder and president of Rand McNally Publishing Co. The George house was the caretaker’s residence. McNally in 1888 purchased nearly 2,300 acres of rangeland and named the area La Mirada, which in Spanish means “The View.” He later turned the property over to his nanny and her husband, Edwin Neff. The biggest body of work is slated for the George house, which needs to be made handicapped-accessible and have its 1960s kitchen restored to the proper period, he added. last_img read more

CONFIRMED! Huddersfield break transfer record to sign Aaron Mooy permanently

first_img1 Huddersfield have announced the signing of midfielder Aaron Mooy from Manchester City for a club record fee.The news followed Friday morning’s announcement that manager David Wagner has signed a new two-year contract with the club.Mooy spent last season on loan with the Terriers and was a key figure in the club’s promotion to the Premier League.The 26-year-old was named the club’s Player of the Year, scoring four times and grabbing seven assists, and was also in the Championship Team of the Year.And the club have negotiated a permanent deal for the Australian, who has signed a three-year contract for an initial fee of £8million that could rise to £10m.It smashes their previous transfer record set 12 months ago when they paid 1860 Munich £1.8million for defender Christopher Schindler, and also makes Mooy the most expensive Australian in football history.Head Coach David Wagner commented:“Everybody who has watched our team in our promotion season knows how huge it is to have Aaron back at the Club as we enter the Premier League for the first time. I’m sure our fans will be very happy to see him back!“As I said many times last season, Aaron was right at the heart of our team. When he played well, we usually played well – and won!“His performances for us understandably brought a lot of interest in him this summer, so it is a big statement that Aaron wants to return to us. I think he understands that playing so regularly for us at a good level improved his game too and now he has the chance to be a regular in the Premier League; something that is very exciting for every player.“He is still a great age and has space to improve, which is exciting for us too!“His return, along with the early signing of Laurent Depoitre, demonstrates the commitment our Chairman, and the Club, have at becoming a success in this division.” Aaron Mooy was Huddersfield Town’s Player of the Year last season last_img read more

Stats experts reveal how Premier League table should look after 11 matches

first_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 17. Brighton and Hove Albion – Real position = 12Real points = 14 | Expected points = 9.1316. Huddersfield Town – Real position = 18Real points = 6 | Expected points = 9.4215. Cardiff City – Real position = 19Real points = 5 | Expected points = 10.4714. Southampton – Real position = 16Real points = 7 | Expected points = 11.91 20. Burnley – Real position = 15Real points = 8 | Expected points = 7.1419. Newcastle United – Real position = 17Real points = 6 | Expected points = 8.3918. Fulham – Real position = 20Real points = 5 | Expected points = 8.48 8 What is expected goals? Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Wolverhampton Wanderers star Helder Costa rues a miss against Tottenham. 10. Leicester City – Real position = 10Real points = 16 | Expected points = 15.669. Everton – Real position = 9Real points = 18 | Expected points = 15.85 8 BEST OF scrap Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 8 8. Manchester United – Real position = 7Real points = 20 | Expected points = 16.287. Wolverhampton Wanderers – Real position = 11Real points = 15 | Expected points = 18.49 Expected goals (xG) is a statistic used to work out how many goals should be scored in a match.Every single shot is awarded an xG value based on the difficulty of the attempt, with factors including distance from goal, type of shot and number of defenders present affecting the value.The higher the xG of a particular shot, the more likely a goal should be scored from that shot.The xG value of every shot in a game is then used to calculate the expected goals in a particular match. PAYBACK Here at talkSPORT.com we’re always keeping an eye on Understat.com to see whether players and clubs are under or over performing based on their expected goals.Find out how the stats believe the Premier League SHOULD be shaping up below… 4. Bournemouth – Real position = 6Real points = 20 | Expected points = 20.473. Liverpool – Real position = 3Real points = 27 | Expected points = 22.11 8 2. Chelsea – Real position = 2Real points = 27 | Expected points = 23.741. Manchester City – Real position = 1Real points = 29 | Expected points = 28.76 8center_img 8 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 13. West Ham – Real position = 13Real points = 11 | Expected points = 13.0012. Crystal Palace – Real position = 14Real points = 8 | Expected points = 13.0511. Arsenal – Real position = 5Real points = 23 | Expected points = 15.55 gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update revealed Every now and again, you get a Premier League result which doesn’t go along with statistics.This weekend we had two top matches which contradicted the expected goals data with Wolverhampton Wanderers losing to Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle beating Watford. SORRY 8 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane tense 6. Tottenham Hotspur – Real position = 4Real points = 24 | Expected points = 18.645. Watford – Real position = 8Real points = 19 | Expected points = 18.82 latest Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion RANKED Most Read In Football 8 LATEST last_img read more