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latest Antonio Conte spat

José Mourinho has reignited the feud with Antonio Conte by stating he has been “man enough” to say sorry when in the wrong, with the Manchester United manager referencing his 2017 apology to Womens Tommylee Lewis Jersey Claudio Ranieri. Men's Authentic Majestic Martin Perez White Jersey - #33 MLB Texas Rangers Flexbase CollectionThis appears to be a response to the Chelsea manager’s claim that Mourinho was “fake” regarding a move to make peace with Ranieri. The Portuguese had scorned Ranieri’s use of English but wore a training shirt to a press conference with CR embossed on it when Ranieri was sacked as Leicester manager last February. Mourinho had appeared to draw a line under the dispute with Conte by stating he now felt “contempt” for his Chelsea http://www.authenticstlouiscardinals.com/Ken-Boyer-Jerseycounterpart. Asked whether he enjoyed the dispute with Conte and others he has been involved in, Mourinho said: “I don’t enjoy. When I start them I take the responsibilities of that and I’ve started many times. When I don’t start it’s quite funny for me to see other people on the other side acting like victims when they’re not the victims. But, really, I don’t enjoy. That’s why for me it’s over. “Sometimes it’s my fault. Sometimes it’s other managers’ fault. When I think it’s my fault and I should behave in a different way I’m the first one to apologise, like I did with Ranieri when I had the chance. That’s when our relations went from bad to good and from good to very good because I was man enough to apologise.” Mourinho said United were intent on extending David de Gea’s contract beyond the club’s option to keep the goalkeeper, who is again in superb form, for a Joe Sakic Authentic Jersey further year until 2020. “It’s obvious that we’re not going to let the option disappear,” he said. “A goalkeeper like he is and obviously a club that wants to be better and better and better, we are not going to let that year option go away. But obviously we are going to try [to further extend]. Mr Woodward [the executive vice‑chairman] is not on holiday. He barely has holidays. “Of course he’s going to try to give him a contract that keeps him here for much longer than that option that of course we are going to execute. I don’t know [if talks are under way]. I just trust the board and the work they do. I don’t negotiate players, I don’t discuss numbers and contracts. I just say what is obvious. Anyone of you would say the same – David is to keep.” Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to be available again in two to three weeks after a setback in his recovery from a serious knee injury. The manager is not concerned the 36-year-old will not make it back to full fitness. “No – I was his manager when he was 29 [at Internazioanle], there is no chance he is going to be 29 http://www.jacksonvillejaguars.us.com/WOMENS-JALEN-RAMSEY-JERSEY.html again,” he said. “When I was managing him I was 40-something. There is no chance I will be 40-something again. I will be 55 next week – we cannot stop time and for players time means a lot. And Zlatan knows that. “He knows that at the highest level he’s in the last part of his career but his dream, his desire, his fight was always to end in Manchester United his career at the highest level and, using the words he repeats all the time, being useful for me, for the team and that I think he can. basketball jerseys custom nike nfl jerseys 2016 mlb authentic jerseys nhl jerseys cheap


City ready to walk away from Alexis

Manchester City have indicated that they are ready to walk away from negotiations to sign Arsenal’s Alexis Sánchez as José Mourinho admitted he is interested in adding the Chile forward to his Manchester United squad. Women's Ivan Rodriguez Replica Red Alternate Jersey: Majestic MLB #7 Texas Rangers Cool BaseHaving come close to signing Sánchez in the Womens Samson Ebukam Jersey summer, City had felt that a deal to secure the arrival of the 29-year-old in the January transfer window was imminent after they agreed personal terms with his representatives over a contract worth £13m a season. A verbal offer of £20m was lodged last week, with City informing their Arsenal counterparts that they were unwilling to raise their offer despite being informed it would take a £35m bid to make the move happen this month. However, after United indicated on Thursday that they were willing to offer Sánchez higher wages and pay £25m to bring him to Old Jake McGee Jersey Trafford, their neighbours have warned they will not be held to ransom for a player whose contract at the Emirates expires in June. It is understood that the Premier League leaders feel the overall price including transfer fee, wages and agent costs are too high, with http://www.officialsseahawksshop.com/Jon_Ryan_Jersey_CheapCity unconcerned that their stance may http://www.footballbearsofficialonline.com/Jordan-Howard-Jersey.html cause Sánchez to sign for another club in the meantime. That appears to have opened the door for United, with Mourinho admitting on Friday he would be interested in what he described as a “phenomenal player”. “At the general level what I can say is myself and Manchester United board, owners, we don’t believe a lot in the January market, we don’t believe in signing a player just to sign a player,” Mourinho said. “What we believe really is there are some players in the football world if you have the chance to sign them in January, March or July, you have to try and that’s it. “But in relation to Alexis Sánchez I don’t say a word. The only word I can say is he is a phenomenal player, apart from that an Arsenal player and I feel I shouldn’t say much more than this. I don’t think it’s – I don’t know, ethical or correct – to be speaking about players of other clubs. If somebody speaks of one of my players to say they are interested, I wouldn’t be very happy. Sánchez is an Arsenal player. I don’t know but probably this weekend he is going to defend Arsenal colours, so I don’t think it’s correct to say things about Alexis Sánchez.” City agreed a £60m deal with Arsenal in August, only for the transfer to collapse when Arsène Wenger failed to complete a move for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar on deadline day. Wenger admitted on Friday that he was unsure whether the player signed from Barcelona in 2014 would still be at the club next month but insisted Sánchez would not be allowed to leave unless they secure a replacement. City had been convinced of Sánchez’s desire to work with Pep Guardiola again and were prepared to wait until the summer to sign him if necessary until a knee injury suffered by Gabriel Jesus on New Year’s Eve appeared to alter their plans. Yet with the Brazil striker now expected to be back in training within three weeks, there is less urgency to add to the squad this month. Guardiola, whose http://www.atlantafalcons.us.com/WOMENS-TAYLOR-GABRIEL-JERSEY.html City side travel to Anfield to face fourth-placed Liverpool on Sunday looking to extend Richie Ashburn Youth jersey their unbeaten run in the Premier League this season to 23 matches, refused to discuss any move for Sánchez. nike nfl jerseys wholesale wholesale nfl jerseys china nike nfl jerseys 2016 wholesale jerseys cheapbaseball jerseys jerseys china


Pep told me to play like

Leroy Sané’s welcoming demeanour suggests a young footballer enjoying his stellar Jonathan Ericsson Youth jerseyrise at Manchester City. There is an intelligence in his eyes and a willingness http://www.officialcavaliershop.com/authentic-0-kevin-love-jersey.html to discuss anything – including Alexis Sánchez’s possible arrival this month – as he relaxes in a chair at the club’s training complex. Youth Vegas Golden Knights #6 Colin Miller Adidas Gray Home Premier NHL JerseySánchez’s regular berth is on the left of attack, the area from which Sané terrorises defences. Yet there is no concern should the Arsenal forward, the subject of a £20m bid, join City during the transfer window and threaten Sané’s place in the starting XI. Youth Nike Dallas Cowboys #83 Terrance Williams Elite White Rush Vapor Untouchable NFL Jersey“No, it doesn’t worry me personally,” the German says. “He’s a very good player. If he comes to us – I don’t know it will happen – he can help us. No player would say: ‘Oh I hope he doesn’t come.’ Every one of us is playing really Brian Bellows Authentic Jersey well right now and everyone has confidence. But there are so many games – so everyone is going to http://www.atlantafalcons.us.com/WOMENS-DUKE-RILEY-JERSEY.html get games. “If you don’t get challenged, then you can’t find out how good you are. Even if he is better, you can look up to him, learn and try to improve http://www.calgaryflamesofficialonline.com/Adidas-Theoren-Fleury-Jersey with him. That makes you a better player. Even if someone like that comes in and is in front of you – if he plays more – the target is to get in front of Ja'Wuan James Womens Jersey him in the first XI. So it makes you work harder.” City are at Liverpool on Sunday and Jürgen Klopp’s side know how good Sané can be. In September’s reverse fixture he produced one of his finest displays since joining from Schalke for £37m in the summer of 2016. After 57 minutes he replaced Gabriel Jesus. City were 3-0 http://www.officialnflvikingsprostore.com/ERIC-KENDRICKS-JERSEY-CHEAP.html ahead, Sadio Mané had been sent off for the visitors, and Sané was ruthless in killing off Liverpool, scoring twice to complete a 5-0 win. He says: “I try, like always, to help the team, and to score two goals was very good for the team and for me too.” City’s title challenge is a near-procession 22 matches in. Pep Guardiola’s team hold a 15-point lead over Manchester United and are a further three better off than Liverpool. Yet Sané knows the trip to Anfield will be a battle. “They have a very good team, good strikers,” he says. “[Roberto] Firmino, [Mo] Salah, Mané – quick players. They will look for mistakes from us and try to play counterattacks. That’s why it’s a tough game. It was an equal game at the start of the season because they also had chances to score the first goal. “They didn’t and then Mané was sent off, that was better for us. After we got the goal, we had much more confidence, they had a player less. The coach has also said it will be a tough game; it’s against Liverpool, they’re at Anfield and that’s why we are all looking forward to it.” Klopp is a long-time admirer of Sané. He had hoped Peyton Manning Jersey to sign his countryman for Liverpool. “Yes, I was also talking with them,” says Sané, who made his senior debut for Schalke in April 2014. “Jürgen was calling me too, talking to me. That was before I joined City. He did a good job at [Borussia] Dortmund – I met him when he was there. He’s a good guy, nice guy – honest. He [has] worked well with Liverpool.”http://callforservice.ning.com/profiles/blogs/argentina-jersey
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Premier League’s great divide

They used to call it mid‑table obscurity but that term is almost obsolete in the Premier League these days. Watford, in 10th place, are only five points away from the relegation zone, anxiously looking over their http://www.raidersofficialfootball.com/Authentic-Gareon-Conley-Jersey shoulder and at risk of getting caught up in a survival battle that threatens to reel in more clubs than even before. Men's Nike Seattle Seahawks #68 Justin Britt Elite Grey Alternate NFL JerseyMaybe that will serve as a marketing line for the TV companies in the months to Sean Taylor Jersey come, especially as the title race is about as interesting as a cabinet reshuffle. Life lower down is rather http://www.officialsramsprostore.com/Jacob_Mcquaide_Jersey_Cheapless predictable or, to Rogie Vachon Jersey put it another way, competitive for all the wrong reasons. Eight clubs have failed to pick up Danny Duffy Authentic Jersey more than a point per game (only three were in that position at the end of last season and they were all relegated) and every team in the bottom half has a double‑digit negative goal difference already. Youth Jordan Martinook Premier Green Adidas Jersey: NHL Arizona Coyotes #48 Salute to ServiceThe concept of leagues within leagues is nothing new, especially with the top six operating on a totally different level financially to everyone http://www.authenticmlbgiantsstore.com/Authentic-Johnny-Cueto-Jersey else for many years now, yet this season and last, when only six points separated Southampton in eighth from Watford in 17th, there has been a shift towards a two-tier division. As things stand, Champions League ambitions burn and relegation fears grow either side of the thin line that separates Burnley and Leicester City, who are involved in a two-way fight for seventh spot and potential Europa League qualification, from the rest of the division. Everton, in ninth, are seven points behind Burnley in seventh and the same distance from the relegation zone, which rather sums up what the Premier League has become with its “squeezed middle”. The top six are pulling away while the playing field has levelled among the rest – albeit not in a good way. Although there are individual cases where clubs are clearly making progress and punching above their weight – Sean Dyche’s Burnley spring to mind – it is hard to escape the feeling when watching Premier League football Bryant Reeves Jersey these days that, collectively, the standard has fallen among those clubs in the bottom half of the table. That argument would probably jar with top-flight managers, whose stock response in press conferences is to describe the Premier League as unforgiving and say it gets better and better every year. But does “the best league in the world” really keep improving right across the board? Speak to Swansea City, West Bromwich Albion and Stoke fans, or Southampton and West Ham supporters – all clubs in the bottom six – and the chances are many will pine for days gone by and, rather than say the majority of their opponents are playing football at another level, instead tell you how their own team are a shadow of the one they watched a few years ago. As well as Huddersfield and Brighton have done to give themselves an excellent chance of extending their stay in the Premier League beyond their first season, there is no getting away from the fact so many established clubs are underperforming and have badly lost their way. Bournemouth make up the bottom six along with Swansea, West Brom, Stoke, Southampton and West Ham, all of whom have spent a total of 40 consecutive seasons between them in the Premier League and are presently between four and nine positions lower than where they finished last year. There is no single reason why things have unravelled at those clubs. In some cases flawed decisions at boardroom level will be the root cause, for others it will be poor management, while disappointing recruitment in the transfer market and underachievement on the pitch will have played a part to varying degrees, too.http://100trucspour.forumcrea.com/viewtopic.php?pid=28039#p28039
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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain senses

Liverpool sanctioned a seismic transfer while the bulk of Jürgen Klopp’s squad were in Dubai but, as far as Alex Oxlade‑Chamberlain is concerned, reverberations from Philippe Coutinho’s £142m move to Barcelona will not damage the dressing room. The “new boy” is not being cold or dismissive towards a team-mate of merely four months. It is, he says, strictly business, and the responsibility of every Liverpool player to compensate for the second biggest transfer fee of all time. Men's Nike Indianapolis Colts #74 Anthony Castonzo Limited Black 2016 Salute to Service NFL Jersey“I haven’t really even thought about Phil leaving,” insists Liverpool’s summer arrival from Arsenal, fresh from the mid-season break that followed the FA Cup defeat of Everton. “You pay it attention and you realise it happens but you can’t think: ‘What are we going to do now that Phil is not here?’. It can’t be that at all. It’s business as usual. “When Phil didn’t play in some games we still played great football and we still have amazing players who can score goals – the likes of http://www.officialcolumbusbluejackets.com/Adidas-Cam-Atkinson-Jersey Mo [Salah], Sadio [Mané], Roberto [Firmino] and everyone else. We have goals and creativity all over the team. Obviously Phil added to that, there is no doubt about that. The fact is he has gone now and we have to think about what we have got that is going to get the job done. I have every faith in the boys that we just move on now. I don’t think it should affect us at all.” Oxlade-Chamberlain is effusive in his praise of the Brazil international; protective too, as witnessed by his defence of Coutinho when the then delicate subject of Barcelona cropped up on Sky after Liverpool’s win at Bournemouth last month. But he is a professional who witnessed big departures and big arrivals at Arsenal, and knows the effect of Coutinho’s transfer on Liverpool will be determined by the response of those he left behind. Virgil van Dijk’s £75m arrival and match-winning debut in the derby is, he believes, evidence that the process is under way positively. “I am the type of person who relishes the chance to stand up and perform under pressure, I have had to do that my whole career,” the 24-year-old says. “I was at a big club previously and being at a big one now, you know you are always going to have to perform under pressure. “I knew Phil was a world-class talent before I joined. Since I arrived I saw what an influential part he was of the side. In the short history he was here, Phil was a big character around the place, a fan favourite and rightly so. He was an amazing player who did great Womens Anton Khudobin Jersey things for Liverpool. You want as many good players as possible in your team but that is football, that’s the business – people come, people go. Clubs will lose great players and great players will come in. “We have just brought in Virgil and what an amazing addition he has been. In the short time he has been here, he has brought that air of confidence with his persona and that has been a big lift for us. “At Scooter Gennett Jersey a massive club like Liverpool, people will come and go. It is our job to keep the wheels moving and momentum going. You don’t like to see friends go – Phil is a really good guy – but for me it is business as usual. I’ve got every respect for Phil and his decisions, I wish him all the best, but he is not in my thoughts right now moving on to Manchester City because he is not going to be able to affect the score on Sunday.” Oxlade-Chamberlain admits Coutinho’s absence from the Liverpool midfield represents “an opportunity for me, just as it is for the rest of the boys who want to play there”. The opportunity had been taken prior to the Brazilian’s exit, however. The midfielder required patience as well as receptiveness towards Klopp’s methods following his deadline day move from Arsenal for an initial £35m. Oxlade-Chamberlain started only three of Liverpool’s first 15 games after the transfer window but has begun seven of the last dozen. “You want to play as much as possible but I am not the type of character to go bursting walls down,” he says of the quiet start to life at Anfield. “I knew coming into a new environment that the manager would want me to learn the way he wants me to play and how to play best with the team. I respected I was the new boy and I had a lot of learning to do. So Corey Linsley Authentic JerseyI got my head down and did exactly that. Slowly but surely I got my foot in the door and started playing a bit more but I know http://www.nflcardinalsofficialstore.com/YOUTH+CARSON+PALMER+JERSEYin football that can change quickly. discount jerseys nfl jerseys paypal nfl jerseys nike mlb authentic jerseys mlb jerseys wholesale


Spitting is reviled but is it really

When Samuel http://www.authenticdetroitredwingsshop.com/authentic-nicklas-lidstrom-jersey Sáiz spat at the Newport County midfielder Robbie Willmott he revived the forgotten scourge of football. After a few years away gobbing is back, effortlessly renewing its position as the No1 most offensive act in football. The only question Womens Trevor Linden Jersey about the seriousness of this act being; is it really? Women's Bob Feller Replica White Majestic Jersey: MLB Cleveland Indians #19 Cool Base FashionNewport had taken an injury-time lead in Sunday’s FA Cup tie with Leeds United when Willmott began strutting around, his shirt taut in front of him as if he was about to catch a falling kitten from a house fire. Sáiz, he claimed, had left a trail of expectorate on his jersey. The referee, Mike Dean, was informed, Sáiz was sent off and, on Monday, the Spaniard was given a six-game ban by the FA. (Dallas Cowboys Maliek Collins Game Nike Men's Navy Blue Jersey) NFL Home #96Sáiz was highly penitent after his punishment was announced, proclaiming: “I give my word to all http://www.coloradoavalancheofficialonline.com/Adidas-Tyson-Barrie-Jersey those connected to Leeds United that I will learn from this and never repeat it.” If that sounds a tad over the top (have you ever heard someone say similar about diving, never mind a reckless challenge?)it fits with the perceived seriousness of the crime. Six games Frank Robinson Womens Jersey is the mandatory suspension for anyone found to have spat at someone during a match. The Newcastle striker Papiss Cissé was banned for seven games in 2015 after a special independent commission investigating an altercation with Manchester United’s Jonny Evans took prior violent conduct into consideration when handing out his sentence. The FA’s tariff had been revised upwards in the summer of 2014 in order to fall in line with Fifa’s position on the matter but there is no doubt everyone in the game reviles spitting. Whenever the various bodies in the English professional game gather to discuss matters of regulation, Jaroslav Halak Womens Jersey it’s consistently agreed to be beyond the pale. Violent conduct, it is felt, is an unavoidable consequence of a contact sport, spitting on someone not so much. Why does spitting get under so many people’s skin? There is no doubt it is an uncouth act. When directed at someone else it carries a degree of psychological insult, the victim apparently considered unworthy of being treated respectfully by their assailant. A flob might also transmit infection. When the Health Protection Agency advised footballers to stop spitting altogether in 2009, there was no disguising its feelings when it labelled the act “disgusting at all times”. It does seem odd, though, that spitting should be so vilified when other, not entirely dissimilar, activities are barely even noticed. Foul language, for example, is surely more wounding of a victim and is very much seen by impressionable young fans watching on television (at least it is when players are not cleverly obscuring their mouths with their hands). Offensive language or gestures carry a mandatory ban of two matches. At three matches violent conduct is punished with a ban half as harsh as that for spitting. If complaints are made about a specific incident violent conduct can be investigated and that ban extended. The only qualifier there is that it very rarely is. Mousa Dembélé earned a spit-sized ban of six matches for violent conduct in 2016 but it was a rarity. It was also at least in part down to the difficulty of arguing it was accidental when film shows a clear attempt to gouge out Diego Costa’s eyes. When it comes to spitting, no one would ever sincerely argue in its defence. But its position as a disciplinary outlier in football does look a bit odd. Each weekend seems to bring an act of petty nastiness equally worthy of a month-and-a-half time http://www.ottawasenatorsofficialonline.com/Adidas-Chris-Kelly-Jersey out. Spitting has apparently acquired a symbolic importance; it’s the crime squared Deacon Jones Jersey directly against football’s original, Corinthian, largely imagined values. In the interests of being seen to treat other matters with the seriousness they deserve, perhaps the game should get over it. It appears Newport’s Willmott has. “There is absolutely no hard feelings from me,” the midfielder said after putting his shirt in the wash. “Sáiz is actually one of my favourite players in the Championship.” mlb jerseys china cheap nfl jerseys usa nike nfl jerseys cheapnike nfl jerseys size chart nba jerseys for sale wholesale nfl jerseys supply wholesale jerseys paypal


Hazard penalty but has to revive

In a week when two of his counterparts have been unable to let sleeping dogs lie, something is still biting away at Arsène Wenger too. The injustice he feels at the penalty awarded to Eden Hazard during Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea last Wednesday has not yet faded and, when the pair meet again in Wednesday’s League Cup semi-final first leg, any repeat of a decision he called “farcical” would risk something akin to spontaneous combustion high in the Stamford Bridge stands. Youth Reebok Montreal Canadiens #10 Guy Lafleur Premier Red New CD NHL JerseyThat is where Wenger will spend the match, as a continuing legacy of his similarly outraged reaction to West Bromwich Albion’s spot-kick on 31 December but he is not yet ready to view what he saw as a dive from Hazard at a remove. Initially misunderstanding a question about Antonio Conte’s claim that it was his “way” to query referees, he ended up inadvertently agreeing with the Chelsea manager while airing his grievances about Hazard again. Youth Nike New York Jets #33 Jamal Adams Limited Black 2016 Salute to Service NFL Jersey“I questioned the decision of the referee. Then, we are objective. You look at the picture. You see how Hazard goes down and you see how quickly he takes the penalty when he gets the penalty,” he said of the forward’s reaction to a Authentic Lawrence Timmons Jersey challenge offered by Héctor Bellerín. “If he was so injured why did he take the penalty? He made more of it, [like a] professional, basically, and shouts. I can understand that. I do not blame Hazard. He acted in a very professional way to get the penalty for his team, which he did well.” Another objective view is that it was a clear penalty and that, Hazard’s overreaction notwithstanding, Wenger’s energy is misdirected on a call nowhere near as egregious as that taken by Mike Dean at The Hawthorns. Yet Womens Thomas Vanek Jersey it is the latter that has cost him his place in the dugout and, as he watches his team battle to retain their only chance of a domestic trophy, there will be familiar feelings of helplessness. Last February a four-match ban for pushing the fourth official Anthony Taylor – coincidentally the referee who judged Bellerín to have fouled Hazard – included a 3-1 league defeat at Stamford Bridge. He watched Nicklas Grossmann Jerseyfrom a designated area in the East Stand and remembers the situation as “very uncomfortable” and “awkward”, not aided by his location near the home support or the time-consuming walk to the dressing rooms. “I will try to find a different place,” he said of Wednesday evening’s http://www.jetsofficialsfootballprostore.com/WOMENS_YOUTH_JOSH_MARTIN_JERSEY.htmlseating plan and he will hope the same can be said of his players, too. Wenger was rattled by Arsenal’s lifeless FA Cup surrender at Nottingham Forest on Sunday, describing himself as “very disappointed with some individual performances”. It is certainly not a good look when Alex Iwobi, a young player who has no business feeling sure of a future in the top bracket at this stage, is http://www.authenticcolumbusbluejackets.com/authentic-sam-gagner-jersey purportedly seen partying on the weekend of a Cup tie, especially when the manager subsequently felt compelled to defend his own attitude towards knockout competitions. “Nobody has won the FA Cup more http://www.officialhawkstore.com/Pete_Maravich_Jersey than I did but still it is [seen as] an absolute disaster,” he said of the 4-2 defeat. “Get somebody to win it more and then Authentic Michael Jordan Jersey I say, ‘OK, well done.’ But nobody in the whole history of English football won it more, so I always took the competition in a serious way. I am unhappy to go out, of course, but you must accept as well that there’s no guarantee you will win it every year.” Wenger’s next segue, though, told more about what is at stake over these two legs. His argument was unfashionable but compelling: the cups will grow in significance because, with so much money around and only one title winner, tangible reward becomes increasingly precious. nfl jerseys outlet cheap jerseys usa nike nfl jerseys jerseys wholesale mlb baseball jerseys nfl jerseys authentic nhl hockey jerseys


Newcastle’s Peter Beardsley takes

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For the grand arrival of VAR in English domestic football there ought to have been a fanfare of whistles, a cheerleading display of referee’s assistants waving flags and the two groups of players drawing rectangles instead of the pre-match handshake. As it turned out the handy monitor on the touchline waited, tucked on its stand, quietly inactive, like an unplugged robot, a few yards to the left of the managers’ technical areas. But Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Womens Jersey if that is the glitzy side of VAR, the drama for all to see if and when a referee chooses to use the monitor to look again for himself at something he has doubts about, then the nitty gritty is the quick line of communication back to base camp and the additional officials studying the angles. Men's Limited Jonathan Bullard Navy Blue Jersey: Player Name & Number Tank Top #90 NFL Chicago Bears NikeThe weird twist in this tale came late and in that manner. Just as it seemed the match was set to finish without controversy, with VAR uneeded and unused, Glenn Murray popped up with a matchwinner that was accompanied by enough questions to justify another look from the new backup technology. The word from the referee, Andre Marriner, was quick and to the point: “Check it.” Neil Swarbrick and his assistant, Peter Kirkup, who spent the match installed in front of a selection of monitors relaying more than a dozen angles and specialist goal cameras at the Premier League TV headquarters at Stockley Park, referred to the replays to check for two things. Was it offside? No. Did the ball skim his arm as it deflected in off his knee? That was the more complicated area. The angles Swarbrick and Kirkup studied were inconclusive so there was no clear reason to disallow the goal. On we went, Brighton 2-1 up. That was not much consolation for Crystal Palace’s following, who raged with the urge to appeal when the goal was plastered across the big screens at the Amex Stadium. It was maybe not the smartest move under the circumstances. Roy Hodgson had no problem with the goal, though, which helped the cause of VAR moving forwards. The upshot is that VAR was used and generally adjudged to come to the right decision, but just as notable was the speed with which the intervention took place. The exchange between Marriner and his assistants in front of the screens was barely discernible, so the concerns about how much it might delay the flow of the game were not an issue in this case. The nature of VAR is to attempt to deal with controversy, so it will not be surprising to have some minor issues. Teething problems will come with the territory as the game adjusts to this innovation. For all parties with a http://www.floridapanthersofficialonline.com/Adidas-Aaron-Ekblad-Jersey vested interest – managers, players, officials, supporters, media – it will take some time to http://www.officialdodgersteamshop.com/Adrian_Gonzalez_Jerseysettle. This looked like being the gentlest of introductions. The majority of the game was so devoid of the dubious the mind wandered to a wacky encounter between these two teams in 1989 for a game marked by the award of five penalties in less than half an hour. The footage includes the sight of Kelvin Morton, the referee that day, enacting a speedy A.J. Bouye Jersey version of Monty Python’s Ministry of Silly walks as he races away from players’ complaints. Stick that in your VAR monitor and watch it smoke. The Amex was far from heaving on a night when the post-Christmas chill and pinch was evidently felt. There were plenty of unused blue seats – not only the entire corner blocks on either side of the Palace fans which were completely empty, with their section behind the goal hemmed in by a row of orange-coated stewards. For all the antipathy between these clubs – and the two sets of fans amused themselves by exchanging unpleasantries – nothing seemed out of the ordinary, which was a relief after the last meeting of these local-ish rivals, which had been a fiercer affair. Brighton took the lead midway through the first half, Wayne Hennessey offering only a startled half save at his near post which was not enough to keep out Dale Stephens’s shot. Marriner fiddled with his earpiece but to no discernible effect. Some wags in the Brighton support wondered if they might check the VAR for a case of mistaken identity as the sight of Stephens scoring was unusual enough to require confirmation. There was absolutely nothing contentious about that goal or Bakary Sako’s scorching equaliser. He controlled the ball, spun and walloped a shot that fizzed past Tim Krul. In terms of the laws of the game the VAR monitor remained dormant, in its self-spooning position. It remains to be seen how that goes down when a referee needs to consult it. The fact that the VAR referee Swarbrick was consulted, and gave his opinion with the mininum of fuss, is already a form of progress. wholesale jerseys all cheap mlb jerseys wholesale jerseys cheap nhl jerseys china


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Philippe Coutinho was given the full treatment: laid out on the stretcher, name of the club’s official medical supplier splashed on the boards behind him, thumbs up, cables suckered on to his chest, and the string vest, plus clearance to play – just not yet. By the time he arrived for his presentation at the Camp Nou, where he thanked Liverpool for having “kept their word” and Barcelona’s vice-president, Jordi Mestre, said that the financial demands had “dropped”, facilitating the sale, http://www.authenticmagicproshop.com/authentic-44-jason-williams-jersey.html it had been confirmed that Coutinho will be out for 20 days with a hamstring injury. He has waited months to get here; he will have to wait a little longer to play. John Kuhn Men's Limited White Jersey: Nike NFL New Orleans Saints Rush Vapor Untouchable #29Coutinho described his last conversation with Jürgen Klopp as one of “gratitude”. He said he was thankful Liverpool had kept their word – the second time he said so – but did not reveal what that word was, although five months after refusing to let him go they granted his wish, finally agreeing to him joining Barcelona, for a total fee that could reach €160m (£142m). As the Spanish phrase has it, Mr Money is a powerful gentleman. Coutinho’s own conviction remained steadfast. He had made up his mind. Liverpool, he said, http://www.officialravensproshoponline.com/Joe-Flacco-Jersey accepted that in the end. “It was hard. Every moment it changed, three, four months, and Dion Jordan Authentic Jersey then we were here, done. I think I still don’t properly realise it but I will soon when I train with my team-mates. Liverpool did everything they could to keep me and tried to make me stay but they understood that this was my dream.” And so he followed the http://www.nflramsofficialonline.com/RAMS-JOSH-REYNOLDS-JERSEY path of Luis Suárez, with whom he said he had been in constant contact. The Uruguayan even helped him look for a house and was waiting for him at the airport late on Saturday night. The following afternoon Coutinho watched Barcelona beat Levante from the Reina Sofia hotel on Diagonal, the avenue that cuts through the city, and on Monday morning he headed for his medical. From there he went to the Sant Joan Despí training ground and on to the Sala Roma at the Camp Nou. A quick word from the president and he was handed a shirt. His name was on the back but so Cassius Marsh Jersey far it has no number – although he is likely to take Javier Mascherano’s No14. Next stop was the dressing room and, to the strains of the club anthem, on to the pitch where his first game in a Barcelona shirt was a brief kickabout with a small group of kids. For a while they kept the ball from him but at least none tested the extent of an injury many on Merseyside suspected was more in the mind than in his muscles. From the stands 7,436 people watched and, when he finished, he was handed the keys to a new car, driven down the tunnel and parked at the side of the pitch, standing a little awkwardly as more photos were taken. That morning report diagnosed that it will be a while before he is back out there properly. In 20 days there is a league game against Alavés but he is more likely to be ready for a Copa del Rey semi-final first leg on 31 January, if Barcelona get there. His league debut could be in early February against Espanyol, one of Coutinho’s former clubs. Unable to play in the Champions League, he will get at most three cup games. In La Liga Barcelona have a nine-point lead, 16 over Real Madrid. “It’s not over,” Coutinho said, but he knows his contribution to success this season is likely to be limited. That, though, did not diminish his day. Nor, it appears, did it temper his hurry to arrive. Barcelona, too, were keen to get the deal done. Mestre claimed that the cost of the deal had dropped. He did so in self-defence after he was reminded that a fellow director had insisted at the end of the summer window that they would have to resign for financial “irresponsibility” if they had spent €270m on two players. In fact, they will have spent close to €300m. While there were references to Coutinho making a “financial effort” to come, the implication was that the fee itself had fallen. Yet he would not confirm a fee and there were references to other big clubs being interested which hardly forces prices down. “The reduction Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Jersey was sufficiently important to allow us to pay for this and for as long as Oscar Grau, who is responsible [for economic issues], told us it was possible we carried on.”http://fanclub.bglradio.net/forum/topic/13877
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