Kane insists he’s not a diver after late effort to win penalty against Arsenal

first_imgHARRY KANE insists he is no diver.Arsenal defender Sokratis was furious when Kane claimed a penalty when he was brought down by Sokratis in the 85th minute of a pulsating North London derby.4 Harry Kane easily went to ground under pressure from Sokratis in the dying minutes of the North London derbyCredit: AP:Associated Press4 The Spurs captain then insisted he is no diverCredit: AP:Associated PressEx-Manchester United defender Gary Neville accused the Spurs and England striker of diving.But Kane insisted: “The defender made a tired tackle and if that had happened on the halfway line I think it’s a definite foul.“The ref probably thinks I was looking for it but he came through the back of me.”It was 50-50 but VAR would probably have backed the ref in this anyway.”Neville said it was “essentially a dive” from Kane, who netted a first-half penalty for his TENTH goal in a North London derby.4 Kane argued with referee Martin Atkinson and Arsenal players after the incidentCredit: PA:Press Association4 Kane had earlier made it 2-0 to Spurs but Arsenal fought back to secure a 2-2 drawCredit: Richard Pelham – The SunNeville’s fellow Sky pundit Graeme Souness said: “I think Kane is looking for a penalty. He is waiting to go down.”The defender has got his hands on his back but that kind of contact would not justify that fall.”Jamie Redknapp added: “Harry was looking for a penalty. He uses his body as well as any striker.”MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneJose Mourinho reckoned: “I have seen a penalty for less but I would say no penalty.”Without the VAR I’d say no for sure but with VAR everybody is at risk.”I’ve seen worse.”last_img read more

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Spurs legend Allen backs Kane to beat his record 49-goal season

first_imgCLIVE ALLEN knows Harry Kane is coming close to grabbing his greatest scoring record.The former Tottenham striker will always be remembered for his breathtaking 49-goal campaign in 1986-87.5 Former Tottenham striker Clive Allen has stated it’s only a matter of time before Harry Kane breaks his record goalscoring seasonCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd5Spurs hitman Kane came up just short of that tally two seasons ago when he smashed in 41 goals for his club.But the England skipper already has seven in ten games for the Londoners this term — and Allen knows it might only be a matter of time before Kane takes his place in the Spurs history books.Allen smiled: “I hope not! But, yes, of course he can. He is capable of it and I’ll be the first one to shake his hand, because it would be a phenomenal feat.”Despite Allen’s goal glut that season, Tottenham fell just short on all fronts — third in the league, FA Cup runners-up and League Cup semi-finalists.Fast forward 32 years and Mauricio Pochettino’s team are in danger of being recalled as another side that did not provide the silverware their strike leader’s form deserved.Allen, 58, said: “From the day Harry came into the club he was a natural goalscorer who wanted to develop.“I saw a kid who was going to get the best out of himself.5 England skipper Kane is fourth on the list of Spurs’ all-time top goalscorersCredit: Alamy Live News“He worked out that, if you are going to score over a long period, you have to reinvent yourself all the time, find something different.“With Harry, it’s about looking to find that edge. If he scores one, he wants to get two. You can’t give that to people, it’s something you have to be born with.“When you look at striking records, you see the ones who have that in their make-up. Sergio Aguero is one. Harry has it, too.”After his playing career ended in 1995, former Three Lions forward Allen went on to coach Spurs — and it did not take long for him to lock horns with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.And there was so much bad blood that Allen had to be held back from punching the Frenchman by Tottenham keeper Carlo Cudicini in 2011.He recalled: “At Highbury in 2006 Arsene was furious we didn’t put the ball out of play after Emmanuel Eboue and Gilberto Silva ran into each other in the build-up to Robbie Keane scoring.5 Kane has already banged in seven goals in ten games for the North London club this seasonCredit: Reuters“Thierry Henry equalised for Arsenal and the game finished 1-1 — but that was just the beginning of it.“Chris Hughton and I went and had a chat with Arsene’s backroom staff.“They offered us a glass of wine, when all of a sudden the door slams open and in comes Arsene. ‘I’m not drinking with you,’ he said. ‘You are cheats’.“As I went past Arsene, I looked him in the eye. ‘Don’t call me a cheat,’ I said. ‘I was sitting eight rows back in the dugout. I didn’t cheat.’ ‘You are all cheats,’ he said.“From that point on, all I wanted to do was shake his hand as a winner.“In October 2011, Rafael van der Vaart and Kyle Walker scored as we won 2-1 at White Hart Lane.LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summer5“I was wrong to do it but at full-time I jumped up and went straight to see him nose to nose. I stuck out my hand to shake but he just walked past me, because he’d lost.“I chased after him down the tunnel. ‘Come on Arsene,’ I shouted, ‘are you a man or a mouse? Shake my hand.’“He wouldn’t. At that point, I lost it. I was ready to punch him. Just as I went to swing for him, Carlo saved the day. He threw his arm over my shoulder and dragged me away.”Kane and Dunk clash as Brighton star appears to claim Spurs skipper tried to pull his ‘penis off’last_img read more

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Incredible Prem comparison table reveals nightmare Arsenal, Man Utd and Spurs form

first_imgTOTTENHAM have endured the worst decline across the entire Premier League over the last 12 months, with Manchester United and Arsenal not far behind.When comparing each club’s points tally after 25 games in the current and previous seasons, the struggles of the Champions League-chasing trio are laid bare.2At this point in 2018/19, Spurs sat only five points off leaders Manchester City amid talk of a title push.However they lost seven of their final 12 matches before failing to pick themselves up for the new campaign, only recently hitting sixth thanks to back-to-back wins.Currently on 37 points, Tottenham boasted 57 a year ago and the 20-point decline is the league’s worst.Coming in just behind are North London rivals Arsenal and their 16-point drop-off.With Unai Emery in charge, the Gunners were dreaming of a top-four finish when just three points behind Chelsea in February 2019.Their hopes extended into the spring when defeats by Crystal Palace, Leicester and Wolves made them slide to a point outside the qualification places.And the Spanish coach never recovered, getting sacked after winning only four of the opening 13 games in 2019/20, leaving the club eighth. Replacement Mikel Arteta has certainly not fared better – drawing four in a row and sinking to tenth place.That leaves Arsenal just four points behind United, whose story is remarkably similar, as a promising season faded and the lack of momentum had a serious impact on the new campaign.The Ole Gunnar Solskjaer bounce lifted the Red Devils to within touching distance of the Champions League after 25 games last year, but they fell away and currently sit eighth.Fellow ‘Big Six’ members Chelsea and Manchester City have also suffered declines, tallying nine and eight points respectively.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest on the Red Devilsmost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himRemarkably, Leicester are the Premier League’s most improved team.The 17-point increase accumulated by Brendan Rodgers shows the manager’s impact at King Power Stadium almost a year to the day since he took over.Jurgen Klopp meanwhile has upped league leaders Liverpool by 11 points, another seriously impressive feat given that the Reds ended last season with a huge 97.And credit must go to Brighton as the division’s most consistent side, sitting on 27 points at this moment having had the exact same amount 12 months ago.2Man Utd face massive financial blow if they miss out on Champions League again next year with sponsors set to pull cashlast_img read more

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Danny Rose says Prem stars being treated like ‘lab rats’ in Project Restart

first_img2DANNY ROSE has blasted the Premier League for treating players like “lab rats” in Project Restart.The Tottenham defender, on loan at Newcastle, delivered a fresh attack on top-flight chiefs after previously branding plans to return amid the coronavirus pandemic a “f***ing joke”.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates2 Rose has delivered a fresh attack on the Prem by saying players are being treated like ‘lab rats’Credit: AFP or licensorsPlayers returned to their training grounds today after testing revealed only six stars and staff at Premier League clubs had tested positive for the killer virus.Speaking on the Lockdown Tactics podcast with Robert Snodgrass and Kris Boyd, England star Rose, 29, said: “I’m dying to get back to football but just with the things that are happening right now, people are going through this coronavirus pandemic a lot worse than me, I don’t want to be complaining about everything.”Just off the fact that people are suggesting we should go back to football, like we’re guinea pigs or lab rats.”We’re going to experiment this phase and see if it works or not.”I can just imagine people at home saying, ‘Well they earn that amount of money so they should be going back’.”Rose previously expressed his dismay at restarting the season while deaths remain so high.On Instagram, he said: “It’s a f****** joke, I’m not even going to lie.“The Government is saying bring football back because it’s going to boost the nation’s morale, I don’t give a f*** about the nation’s morale.”People’s lives are at risk, you know what I mean?“Football shouldn’t even be spoken about coming back until the numbers have dropped massively. It’s b*******.”We’ll see, I think I’m getting tested on Friday, so we’ll just have to wait and see.“I listened to the announcement, no football until June 1st or something, I don’t even pay attention to any of that.football newsTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50’ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic”I’m sad that people are getting sick and being affected. Football should be the last of things that need to be sorted.”I think everyone will get tested as soon as they get back and we’ll see what happens.“I just hope the numbers stay low so we can get back to normal as soon as possible.”Danny Rose slams ‘f—ing joke’ plans to bring Premier League back and says ‘lives are at risk’last_img read more

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Luatua wants back in black

first_imgSpeaking to the Daily Mail Luatua revealed joining English club Bristol last year was incredibly difficult, mainly because of his ambitions to play for the All Blacks in the British and Irish Lions tour.Luatua wasn’t selected for the All Blacks during the tour because of his new signing despite being a standout performer in the back row.”Giving up the All Blacks jersey, especially ahead of the Lions tour, was the hardest part,” Luatua said.”I do have ambitions to play at a World Cup, maybe in 2023.”The former Blues flanker joined the English Championship side in the back half of last year on a two-year deal.Luatua played 15 Tests for the All Blacks from 2013-16 but didn’t feature at the Rugby World Cup in 2015.New Zealand Rugby rules stipulate a player must be playing in New Zealand to be eligible to play for the All Blacks.Bristol were relegated from the English Premiership to Championship at the end of 2017 but are unbeaten in 13 games this season under head coach Pat Lam.last_img read more

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Thurston given honorary doctorate

first_imgAn Honorary Doctor of Letters is one of the highest honours that the Townsville university can bestow and completes an unforgettable year for Thurston who won the Telstra Premiership with the Cowboys, the State of Origin shield with Queensland, a record third Golden Boot as the world’s best player and also married long-time partner Samantha Lynch.James Cook University’s Chancellor, Lt. Gen. John Grey AC (Retired) said Thurston deserved to be recognised for the positive influence that stretches far beyond the football field.”He is a mentor to so many in North Queensland and beyond,” Chancellor Grey said.”The qualities he displays – humility, sportsmanship, leadership, mateship, and loyalty to his community – are widely respected.”Johnathan Thurston is an inspiration to youth and the broader community.”Aside from his exceptional sporting achievements, he has shown what can be achieved by working with communities to achieve a brighter future.”The Cowboys co-captain who was on Tuesday named to captain the Indigenous All Stars in Brisbane on February 13 said it was an amazing way to end an incredible year.”It has been an amazing year for me personally and professionally, and I am really excited to be finishing the year with this honour,” Thurston said.”I take pride in the work I do and the time I spend in the community. I am passionate about North Queensland and the North Queensland people.”I believe that the way forward for Indigenous people is through education and I am committed to using my profile to assist that cause in any way possible.”Thank you to James Cook University for recognising the work I do away from the football field.”last_img read more

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Digicel Cup holiday program instills skills to school kids

first_imgThree grade seven girls all aged 14 from Bavaroko Primary school in the Port Moresby Sylvia Olewale, Bridgette Gegeyo and Delilah Sportly were part of the team which took part in the fun filled activities.The girls were excited when interviewed by Loop PNG saying they enjoyed the day out, getting to learn and develop rugby skills though it is a male dominated sport in PNG.Bridgette said, she was more thrilled when they were joined by the PNG Hunters players who taught them the basic rugby league skills.“I really enjoy the third sessions of the day when the Hunters players gave us the motivational talks on their sport lives and careers,”Adding that, they were amazed all throughout the sessions and hope that the program could run every term holidays for a period of three to four days.The girls even phrased Digicel PNG for hosting the event and their teachers for supervising them all throughout the day.Meanwhile, the program will also be also hosted in Lae and Kokopo on Wednesday July 13, respectively.last_img read more

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Boromas thrash Stingrays in Southern Conference Match

first_imgBoromas opened the scoreboard with a converted penalty kick for 3-0 followed by five tries, which put them in a clear 32-7 lead at half time.The second half started well where the Darus regrouped to maintain their defense. However, they couldn’t hold on as the Boromas’ strong runs, quick passes and side steps once again saw Desmond Korpok make a clear dummy half ball into the try line for a 39-7 lead.The Daru’s struggled with the heavy blows on the scoreboard but managed to get their second try in the 16th minute of the second half to close the lead at 14-39.Minutes before fulltime, Boromas sealed the win with another converted corner try for a 46-14 victory.Boromas now automatically qualifies in the southern conference to play against the top team of Mamose and Northern conferences in the regional challenge.last_img read more

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Tickets for Mallorca-Barcelona on the 14th in Son Moix are already on sale

first_imgFor unpaid adults prices range from 80 to 290 euros.Subscribers may purchase two tickets between 70 and 280 euros. The tickets for the match between Mallorca and Barcelona to be played in Son Moix on March 14 at 6:30 p.m., are on sale from this Tuesday day 3 at the ticket offices of the Vermilion Stadium.These lockers They will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. between Tuesday and Thursday, while On Friday the schedule will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..last_img

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This is how Real Madrid communicated the quarantine to the football team

first_imgFollowing directions from the head of Real Madrid’s medical services, Zidane reported that all workouts were suspended but that they will be individually instructed to carry out specific physical exercises at home so as not to lose shape. The meeting ended with José Ángel Sánchez, general director of the club, taking the floor and making the club available to each of the members of a staff, who left Valdebebas at around 11:30 am without knowing exactly when they will return. Minutes later, the suspension of LaLiga was made official for at least two weeks and UEFA will postpone the Champions League due to the coronavirus crisis (Madrid faced Manchester City next Tuesday, in the second round of the second leg).Before the positive for Thompkins coronavirus was known, Real Madrid had already made the decision to ‘bunkerize’. On Tuesday, the club concluded that it was best that Zidane did not give the press conference prior to the match against Eibar that was to be held this Friday behind closed doors but which has been suspended, and which the media did not go to the traditional 15 open minutes either. Further, Madrid closed this Thursday, and temporarily, the Tour Bernabéu based on the measures adopted by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, in coordination with the Ministry of Health, and in line with the resolutions of the City Council and the Community of Madrid in the face of the crisis caused by the coronavirus disease. Atypical morning in Valdebebas due to the coronavirus. The players of the first soccer squad went to the sports city on Thursday with total normality to a training that was scheduled at 11:00 hours. Nevertheless, As soon as they arrived at the facilities, the news was communicated to them: a colleague from the basketball section, Thompkins had tested positive for the COVID-19. Niko Mihic, head of Real Madrid’s medical services, brought together all the members of the squad (players, coaches, press department …) to inform them of all the steps to follow starting this Thursday.Because the soccer and basketball teams share common areas, such as the dining room or hydrotherapy rooms, Mihic indicated that they have been at risk of contagion and, therefore, that as of this Thursday they all went into an isolation phase that will last between 15 and 20 days. During this period, if they have any symptoms (fever, cough …) they should notify the club to undergo the coronavirus test.last_img read more

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