Neymar ‘Disgraceful’ PSG fans slammed for Neymar boos by Meunier Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 17:32 1/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(13) Neymar PSG PSG v Dijon Dijon Ligue 1 The Brazilian scored four goals in a big win for the capital club but was still jeered by supporters for denying Edinson Cavani a penalty Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier has described fans who booed Neymar during his side’s win over Dijon as “disgraceful”.Brazil star Neymar scored four goals, including one spectacular solo run and finish, as the Ligue 1 leaders cruised to an emphatic 8-0 victory at Parc des Princes on Wednesday.However, the forward was jeered by some supporters after he refused to allow Edinson Cavani to take the penalty and score his side’s eighth, despite the Uruguay striker needing only one goal to become the club’s all-time top scorer on 157. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Meunier believes it was unfair to react in such a way, especially given Neymar’s overall performance in the commanding win.”I understand the disappointment but I find this very disgraceful from the fans,” he said when asked about the incident.”If you want to boo him, why do you clap and cheer him when he goes past four defenders to score?”6 – @neymarjr is the 1st player involved in 6 goals in a single Ligue 1 game since Opta started to collect the data for Ligue 1 in 2006/07 (4 goals, 2 assists). Unreal. @PSG_English pic.twitter.com/XdmmCZGMrH— OptaJean (@OptaJean) January 17, 2018It is not the first time penalty duties have led to a disagreement between Neymar and Cavani. In September, the former Napoli striker refused to let Neymar take a spot-kick against Lyon, only to see his own effort saved.Meunier, however, does not expect the latest incident to have any long-lasting impact and is confident Cavani will break Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s goalscoring record soon.”To me, it’s a minor detail,” he said. “When you look at the score, whether or not Neymar leaves it for Edi is no big deal.”We all know that Edi will beat the record and by a lot. The player meant to take penalties is Neymar so I don’t think Edi will have something against Neymar. It’s just how it was written on the paper.”So, as professionals, we must consider the goal as one for the team, more than for Neymar or Cavani on their own.”
Gaming Fantasy Football: Are Aubameyang and the five other Deadline Day strikers worth owning? Kevin DeVries Fantasy Football Writer 22:01 2/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Gaming Premier League Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Olivier Giroud Leicester City v Swansea City Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham United Arsenal v Everton Crystal Palace v Newcastle United Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur Watford v Chelsea Swansea City Everton Leicester City West Ham United Brighton & Hove Albion Arsenal Crystal Palace Newcastle United Tottenham Hotspur Liverpool Chelsea Watford Our Fantasy writer looks looks at the ownability of all of the strikers who moved on Deadline Day including the Gabonese, Giroud, Slimani, and more One of the biggest frustrations in Fantasy this season has been the ineffectiveness of many high profile forwards. For example, only two of last year’s five highest scoring forwards (Kane and Lukaku) currently sit in the top five in the Goal game this season.Even Kane, with his ridiculous 21 goals, has more blanked in more matches (13) than he has scored (11). So where can owners turn? Who can save us from the frustration of watching our Fantasy strikers go goalless week after week?Fortunately, a lot of forwards changed clubs on Deadline Day. There are now six strikers who have either been added to the game or have changed clubs, and with those new clubs come new Fantasy opportunities. Below I rank the new, incoming forwards in order of ownability, and discuss the impact they could have in your team. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Arsenal, £8.5mThe Gabonese forward stole all the headlines on Deadline Day when he made his move from Borussia Dortmund. His goalscoring record is ridiculous, having come first or second in the Golden Boot race every season he played in the Bundesliga.He should get plenty of opportunities to put the ball in the net for Arsenal as well, considering they sit top five in both assists (36) and chances created (313) this season. How Aubameyang and Lacazette will both fit on the pitch remains to be seen, but it’s hard to imagine Wenger sitting either considering their profile and cost.Olivier Giroud – Chelsea, £6.7mThis move still seems a bit strange but, considering the phenomenally poor form of Alvaro Morata, Chelsea had to do something. In fact, all of Chelsea’s strikers combined for just one goal in the last 10 matches.Giroud has always had an air of consistency about him, scoring more than 10 goals in every Premier League season, but he is yet to hit more than 16 in a campaign. It’s hard to buy the Frenchman without knowing the role he’ll fill at his new club, but he could be involved as soon as this weekend considering the injury to Morata, departure of Batshuayi, and the growing pressure facing manager Antonio ConteIslam Slimani – Newcastle, £6.0mHis move was obviously overshadowed by those at the bigger clubs, but Slimani is the sleeper choice for the rest of the season. He managed seven goals and four assists last season for Leicester despite starting just 13 matches which is not exactly a poor return.He does come into Newcastle with a thigh injury, but he should easily lock down the striker spot in Rafa Benitez’s starting eleven the second he’s fit.Andre Ayew – Swansea, £6.0mAyew, like Slimani, should have no problem quickly establishing himself as a starter at his new club. Swansea would be best served playing him up front considering they have scored the fewest goals (18) in the Premier League this season.There is a chance that he may be pushed out onto the wing but, at such a cheap price, he should have plenty of Fantasy value regardless.Alexander Sorloth – Crystal Palace, £5.5mSorloth comes into Palace as a bit of an unknown, but physically seems to have the requisite size to handle Premier League defenders.He boasted excellent stats in the Danish league where he sat top five in both goals and assists this season, and second in combined goals. However, whilst he is an intriguing talent, it’s hard to see him beating Benteke to the starting striker role.Jordan Hugill – West Ham, £5.8mHugill feels like a depth purchase to make up for the amount of injuries to West Ham’s front line right now.It’s possible that the former Preston man could get some substitute appearances this month but, unless he does something dramatic, it’s likely he will fall down the pecking order when the Hammers get back to full strength. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Real Madrid Real Madrid team news: BBC return for Getafe test Goal Last updated 1 year ago 02:49 3/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Real Madrid Primera División Real Madrid v Getafe Getafe The fearsome forward trident has played just a handful of minutes together this season, but they will get the chance to shine in Saturday’s Liga clash Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo all start for Real Madrid at home to Getafe as the Merengue look to bounce back from midweek disappointment.The famed ‘BBC’ trio has been sparsely used together by Zinedine Zidane this season, as both Bale and Benzema have spent time on the sidelines. Ronaldo was the latest of the trident to be rested on Tuesday, when Madrid collapsed to a 1-0 defeat against Espanyol. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But all three attackers start against Getafe, a calculated risk for Zidane just days before travelling to France for the club’s Champions League decider against Paris Saint-Germain. With Toni Kroos and Luka Modric continuing their recoveries from injury, meanwhile, Marcos Llorente and Isco accompany Casemiro in the middle of the park. Theo Hernandez starts on the left of defence in the place of fellow injury returnee Marcelo, who makes the bench, while Raphael Varane makes way for Dani Carvajal.Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Nacho, Theo; Llorente, Casemiro, Isco; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo. Substitutes: Casilla, Varane, Marcelo, Lucas Vazquez, Asensio, Mayoral, Kovacic.Getafe: Emi, Damian, Djene, Bruno, Antunes, Arambarri, Sergio Mora, Portillo, Fajr, Remy, Ángel.Substitutes: Manojlovic, Cabrera, Gaku, Molinero, Molina, Pacheco, Merveil.
Touch Football Australia (TFA) National Representative Teams and squads were involved in a series of camps and events around the Country on the weekend that led to widespread media coverage and massive promotional exposure for the code on a National scale.TFA fielded an Australian Women’s Invitational Team in the Harvey Norman Beach Footy Series at Sydney’s Maroubra beach on the 16-17 December 2006.The event featured six elite teams battling it out for $100,000 in prize money for their choosen charity.Four of the teams – The Blues, the Maroons, the Pacific Islanders, and the Young Guns comprised wall to wall National Rugby League superstars, whilst the Australian Women’s Invitational Beach Footy team, and a Celebrity Team headlined by Andrew Johns, and Anthony Mundine completed the stellar field.The event received massive media exposure in print, radio, and television mediums through broadcast partners Channel Nine, News Limited, and Nova FM, and the Women’s Beach Footy Team were featured prominantly.Among the media exposure TFA received was the front page story of a four page Beach Footy liftout in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph on Friday, live radio interviews with Women’s players and updates on Nova FM, and 2UE, exposure on several National network news bulletins, and Channel Ten’s Sports Tonight.Channel Nine taped the Beach Footy Series and it will be aired in late February/ early March in the lead-up to the NRL season kick-off.The Australian Men’s Open Team travelled to Rockhampton for their final training camp of their 2007 World Cup campaign and enjoyed saturation exposure from the local media.The Touch Football loving town rolled out the red carpet for Tony Trad’s men and the 3 game series against a Central Queensland combination that featured Rugby League superstar Benji Marshall turning out as an Invitational player for Central Queensland in the last game, received daily print and television coverage in the region.To cap off an exciting time promotionally for the sport, the Australian Open Women’s Team were featured on Channel Ten’s Sports Tonight program Sunday evening in an excellent piece on their record as arguably Australia’s most successful National Women’s sporting Team.The Aussie girls have won 45 World Cup games straight in a 19 year unblemished run in World Cup competition.A further piece on the Australian Men’s Open Team will be featured on Sports Tonight before all seven teams depart Australia’s shores bound for Stellenbosch, South Africa on January 13 2007.There will be media stories circulating in the lead-up to the World Cup on Australian representative players and Teams so keep your eyes peeled for World Cup stories around the nation in coming weeks.
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The major and minor semi-finals of the inaugural George Tooke Shield Women’s Touch Football Competition were held last Saturday at Binalong.In the minor semi-final the Bungendore Tigerettes took on the Harden Hawkettes. The first half saw the Tigerettes jump to an early lead with touchdowns to Megan Brown, Cassie Fisher and Kody-Leigh Hirst. The Hawkettes were able to strike back with a touchdown to Kate Menz to reduce the margin to two with Bungendore taking a 3-1 lead into halftime. The second half saw both teams come out firing with quick touchdowns to Tigerettes’ player Georgia Buckley and Hawkettes’ Emma Manwaring. With the game in the balance it was Hawkettes speedster and a player of the future, Emma James who was able to cross for two quick touchdowns to bring the Hawkettes level. In a thrilling last 10 minutes, the Tigerettes were able to take the lead with a touchdown to Courtney Doyle. This was short lived with the Hawkettes striking back with a touchdown to Clare Smith. The game looked like it would go down to a drop off but with only minutes remaining, the Hawkettes were able to get over the score line with Shauny McEvoy scoring a touchdown to see the Hawkettes win 6-5 and progress through to the preliminary final. With this result, the Bungendore Tigerettes, who have played well under the guidance of Matt Pateman, are eliminated from the finals. In the major semi-final the Binalong Jersey Girls took on the Yass Girlpies. The first half started very similar to the previous game with the Jersey Girls jumping out to an early lead with touchdowns to Lisa Smith, Jess Howard and Madaline Brayshaw. The Girlpies were able to get on the scorecard with a late touchdown to Casey Edwards which would see the Jersey Girls take a 3-1 lead into half-time. The second half saw the Jersey Girls turn up the intensity and it wasn’t long before they had jumped away to a convincing lead with a touchdown to Rachel Fisher and two touchdowns to Bronwyn Pollack. The Girlpies were able to withstand pressure from numerous attacks from the Jersey Girls, but unfortunately it was too much with Madaline Brayshaw and Lisa Smith both scoring their second touchdowns. The Girlpies would not give up though and persistence paid off with a touchdown to Sartu Beck and Casey Edwards scoring her second touchdown. It would not be Yass’s day with Bronwyn Pollack crossing the score line late to notch up her third touchdown for the afternoon and sealing a 9-3 victory for the Jersey Girls.Speaking with Madaline Brayshaw after the match she mentioned it was all a bit emotional.“I would never have thought at the beginning of the season that we would be in the GF at the end of the competition. It is great for the girls and the town of Binalong itself.”With these results, Binalong will progress to the grand final and will wait to verse the winner of Yass Girlpies and Harden Hawkettes who will play in the preliminary final on Saturday in Harden at 2:00pm.Related LinksGeorge Tooke Finals
Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2015 Metro Cup grand finals on Saturday. Men’s PremierDodgers 7 defeated Country Club Colts 6Player of the Final – Ethan TaylorWomen’s PremierCountry Club Colts 5 defeated Southern Storm 4Player of the Final – Hayley MaddickMen’s Division OneDodgers 8 defeated Uni Rebels 2Player of the Final – Scott PrinceWomen’s Division OneSouthern Storm 9 defeated Country Club Colts 4Player of the Final – Bec GouldingMen’s Division TwoCountry Club Colts Senior 5 defeated Uni Rebels Junior 4Player of the Final – Jason CampbellWomen’s Division TwoUni Rebels Junior Gold 7 defeated Uni Rebels Senior Blue 3Player of the Final – Tegan Phillips To see highlights from finals day, please visit the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus.Related LinksMetro Cup Finals