WIN a copy of the Football Cliches book here

first_img 30/10/2014 c) The carrot pocket Upd. at 21:28 CET Which of these three is a commonly used term for a football goal?  Tweet the answer to @sport_en complete with the hashtag #sportencomp and RT this tweet. Adam Hurrey’s humourous book on the language of football is available in bookshops and online now. Here’s the Amazon description:  In what other context do soccer fans use the words “aplomb” or “derisory”? Why don’t we use “rifle” as a verb on the other six days of the week?Why do aggrieved midfielders feel the instinctive need to make a giant ball-shaped gesture with both hands after a mistimed tackle is punished? The more Adam Hurrey watched the sport, the more he began to spot the recurring mannerisms, behaviors, opinions, and iconography that were mindlessly repeated in the sports media. Some clichés are ridiculous, some are hilariously outdated, some have survived through their sheer indisputability. Here, featuring gloriously pseudo-scientific diagrams and the inimitable writing style that made footballcliches.com a smash hit, they are covered in all their glory. a) The potato sack Sport EN b) The onion bag If you want to win a copy, then complete the following instructions.  We will reveal the winner on November 10.last_img read more

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The LFP are set to investigate Barcelona’s 2-2 draw with Deportivo due to Alberto Lopo comments

first_imgThe LFP are set to investigate the Liga BBVA match between Barcelona and Deportivo, according to Cadena SER’s program ‘Què t’hi jugues’, after some controversial comments made by defender Alberto Lopo. Lopo explained to Canal+ that, after the equaliser, he asked Xavi Hernandez to slow down the game. A draw was within Deportivo’s interests, as it would make Eibar’s victory over Cordoba irrelevant. The game, which was played on the 23rd of May, ended up a 2-2 draw, despite Lionel Messi opening the scoring in the fourth minute. The Argentine forward netted his second on the hour mark, as everything look to be on track in Xavi’s farewell game for Barça. The visitors surprisingly struck back, however, with goals from Lucas Perez and Diogo Salomao in the 68th and 77th minutes wrapping up an invaluable point for Depor. Upd. at 10:04 Sport ENcenter_img CEST Cadena SER suggest that “Deportivo are remaining calm,” though “Tebas is annoyed that the conversation has come to light.” Therefore, there is enough doubt to result in an enquiry into the game which took place on La Liga’s last matchday. 11/06/2015last_img read more

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Brazil and Barça forward Neymar tries out street-football sport ‘Futtoc’

first_img The sport aims to get people playing with and passing the ball a lot, and “enjoying, sharing and competing with” the ball on the street, according to the sport’s official website. You can use all of your body to play Futtoc minus, of course, your hands. Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET ‘Futtoc’ is a mix of football and ping pong, which is played on specialist tables, with Neymar the latest person to enjoy trying the new novelty sport. Futtoc was created as a result of the improvisation in the street between two friends, Juan Cano Bataller and Ildefonso Fernandez Laborda ‘Toto’, who are both football lovers.center_img 20/06/2015 This new sport is played on an oval Futtoc table, with a specially designed ball and can be played either on your own, one against one, or two-versus-two.last_img read more

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Casillas talks about Messi and his relationship with Mourinho

first_img 25/02/2016 Sport EN Upd. at 11:45 He also spoke about his time with Jose Mourinho: “When the club bring in a new manager they always seem phenomenal. I wasn’t captain then, it was Raul. The relationship [with Mourinho] was always good at the beginning, coming in after knocking Barcelona out of the Champions League. He was the antidote. We received a boost to begin competing [again] with Europe’s biggest sides.  “Everything changed due to the fact the team wasn’t going well in 2012-13, things were going badly more often. Maybe it then didn’t go down well that I had spoke with someone from Barcelona to reduce the tension with the national team. I spoke with Xavi and [Carles] Puyol, not to say sorry, but to tell them that [the way things were going] would harm Spanish football and we had to smooth things out.” “It’s difficult to choose. I’ve had Cristiano [Ronaldo] as a team-mate and he’s made be better. I’ve faced Messi and he’s got the better of me the times when he has wanted to,” he said on Wednesday on the programme ‘En tu case o en la mia’, which is presented by Bertin Osborne on TVE. center_img CET “In the first year when he defended Real Madrid in a press conference he was doing perfectly well. Someone had to assume that role and he showed his face when we were feeling wronged. “Our relationship changed in the second season, Barcelona stared strongly and the thing happened in the Spanish Super Cup, with Tito Villanova. Difficult moments arrived and there was a lot of friction between [the players at] Madrid and Barça. It was a tough year, but the relationship was still OK – we spoken when there were problems.  Iker Casillas has recognised that Lionel Messi is the player who has created the most problems for him throughout his career, although he didn’t want to go out on a limb when it came to offering his opinion on the best player in the world. last_img read more

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Zidane on Danilo jeers: Booing players always bothers me

first_img “It will be a tough game, but we’ve done some very good things [since losing in Germany]. “It will be necessary to do a lot of things [well],” he added.  09/04/2016 CEST The French coach is now looking towards Tuesday, when Madrid have to come from two goals down if they want to maintain their status in this season’s Champions League.  The right-back has been singled out for criticism by sections of Los Blancos’ support for his disappointing performance in the Champions League defeat to Wolfsburg in midweek.  Upd. at 19:53 Cristiano Ronaldo was one of three players to remain in the line-up from the Wolfsburg game as Zidane made eight changes. “Now we have to forget about it. I hoped Danilo would score when he got his chance. I wanted to rest Dani [Carvajal, who came off], too, but booing always bothers me.” “Of course it bothers you, especially when you’re the target, but [Danilo] knows what he has to do, he’s a good guy and we like him a lot. Sport EN Zidane explained the plan had been to take him off, but Jese Rodriguez felt some discomfort and was withdrawn instead. Zinedine Zidane lamented the jeers aimed at Danilo as Real Madrid beat Eibar 4-0 on Saturday.  “Now the key is to rest and prepare on Monday for the clash and study our strategy.” Danilo, who has now played 90 minutes in all five of Madrid’s defeats this season, started the Eibar game on the bench, but was whistled when he was brought on in the second half.  “All the players have been booed here, but it’s slowly getting better,” Zidane commented when asked what he thought of the negative reception given to the Brazilian.  And the Portuguese forward stayed on for 90 minutes against Eibar, scoring one of the four goals. last_img read more

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Lionel Messi back injury mars Argentina friendly win over Honduras

first_img Tata Martino explained after the game: “Lionel Messi took a big hit to the lower back and they are doing tests on him. I’m not going to dare to give a diagnostic.” The Albiceleste were winning 1-0 when the injury happened, 14 minutes into the second half. He was replaced by Ever Banega.  Rik Sharma Messi was able to walk off the pitch and after sitting on the bench at first he then retired to the dressing room. At the game’s conclusion he headed to a clinic for scans. Argentina said he had “suffered trauma to his lower back and rib cage”.  Gonzalo Higuain scored Argentina’s goal early in the first half, a wonderful move which saw him beat a defender with a great turn and clip the ball over the goalkeeper. 28/05/2016center_img Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET Argentina are holding their breath after Lionel Messi was taken off injured in their international friendly against Honduras. Argentina won the match by that single strike and will now be hoping Messi is fit for their first Copa America clash, against Chile. The No 10 collided with Johnny Leveron and hurt his back, with early reports saying he was in the dressing room in a lot of pain.last_img read more

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Napoli sign Fabian Ruiz after paying his buyout clause

first_img The player signed a five year deal with the Serie A side, earning €2.5m per season while he’s there. The youngster came up through the youth academy at Betis and played 59 times for the senior side, scoring three goals and providing seven assists. Fabián Ruiz is officially a Napoli player. This is what the ‘Azurri’ announced on their official website. The 21 year old will arrive in Naples after the club matched his €30m buyout clause to end his stay at Real Betis. CEST IN SPORT.ES It was Carlo Ancelotti, the new coach at Napoli, who specifically asked for greater strength in the midfield area. Fabian arrives to add a bit more muscle as well as offer a goal threat.center_img El Nápoles paga la cláusula y oficializa el fichaje de Fabián Ruiz 05/07/2018 Upd. at 15:35 Betis wanted to thank Fabian for his commitment and attitude during his time at the club and wished him well for the future. “He’s set a fantastic example since he joined the Betis academy at the age of eight. His effort, quality and ‘Beticismo’ has allowed him to take giant leaps forward and become one of the best young talents in football. This will always be your home, Fabian.”last_img read more

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Photos : The Ellen Hoog Story . (The Dutch Field hockey Player)

first_imgAdvertisement 9rlbx13nNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsq2gyvWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6c2v( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5nyuhWould you ever consider trying this?😱4traCan your students do this? 🌚dbRoller skating! Powered by Firework  Advertisement Ellen Martijn Hoog , born 26 March 1986 is a Dutch field hockey player.Advertisement She became part of the national team in 2004 and since then has played in 127 matches, scoring 32 goals.Advertisement She won Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012 and a silver medal in 2016. She is a member of the Amsterdamsche Hockey & Bandy Club.In August 2005, she became European Champion in Dublin (IRL). In December of the same year she won the Champions Trophy in Canberra (AUS) with the Dutch National Women’s Team.She was also part of the Dutch squad that became World Champion at the 2006 Women’s Hockey World Cup.Her father died of cancer a week after the European Championship victory in Ireland. After his death she had difficulties picking up her normal life again, but regained the motivation to start playing when the new season started in October 2005.In 2012, Hoog became the first player to decide a major championship match with a penalty shootout, taking the winning shot in the 2012 Summer Olympics semi-final against New Zealand.She repeated this feat in 2016 when she took the winning shot in the 2016 Summer Olympics semi against Germany.The Dutch International hockey player is sponsored by Ritual Hockey. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Football: Juventus lead race to sign Aaron Ramsey for free come summer

first_imgAdvertisement a9vrNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbzeWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eax3g( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) zt6Would you ever consider trying this?😱4aw97Can your students do this? 🌚w0Roller skating! Powered by Firework Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey might very well be headed to Italy for free coming summer as reports suggest Serie A champions Juventus remain ahead in race to sign him, after it was revealed that a renewal of his contract was not an option while the contract expires at the end of the season.The Welsh midfielder spent a decade at the Emirates Stadium after signing from Cardiff back in 2008 for just under £5m, being at the heart of then Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s teams that won the 2014, 2015 and 2017 FA Cups whilst scoring in each of the finals of the competition, and going on to score a total of 60 Arsenal career goals all this while.Advertisement However, when the offer to extend his stay with the Gunners did not come his way, it was made clear to him that the same surely will not, and considering the fact that his contract with the Gunners comes to an end in June next year, Ramsey will then be a free agent. The Wales international will now be free to negotiate with other clubs as the new year begins and in an attempt to hire the services of the midfielder without having to pay a release clause, multiple clubs have joined the long race.Amongst the potential buyers are Bayern Munich, Manchester United, AC & Inter Milan and Juventus, out of which, the Bianconeri appear to be in front of them all to meet Ramsey’s £9m per-year wage demands.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Indian Golfer Diksha Dagar becomes second Indian to win on the Ladies European Tour

first_imgAdvertisement e5qtNBA Finals | Brooklyn VszveWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9i3d( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ieWould you ever consider trying this?😱ezzCan your students do this? 🌚1gcRoller skating! Powered by Firework Indian golfer Diksha Dagar has become the second Indian to win on the Ladies European Tour after the 18-year-old clinched the South African Open. Aditi Ashok became the first Indian to win on the Ladies Tour way back in 2016. Aditi currently plays in the LPGA Tour.Advertisement Diksha Dagar clinched the South African Open on the Ladies European TourDiksha Dagar was trailing by two shots in the dying stages of the game but got the better of the veteran Lee Anne Pace with a three-under final round. Diksha’s next ambition is to play in the LPGA Tour, which is a strong possibility given the form she is in now.In the first day, she scored 76. But, in the second windy day when the scoring was tough, she scored fewer points but managed to stay in the top-20. Diksha Dagar didn’t falter a bit on the second day and finished at five under 211. Lee Anne Pace, on the other hand, ended at four-under 222. And, in the final day, she showed no mercy to clinch the title.Advertisement   Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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