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No fear for New Zealand

New Zealand head coach Anthony Hudson is keen not to patronise or belittle his players by treating the Confederations Cup match against Mexico as a "learning experience".The All Whites ticked past 500 minutes in this tournament without a goal as they suffered a 2-0 opening night loss against Russia in St Petersburg.Hudson was gunning for points against the hosts and will not scale down those ambitions against Mexico, despite El Tri lying 78 placesabove New Zealand in the FIFA rankings."We felt it was a great opportunity in theeadline day swoop for Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen.The Dane, 27, has refused to extend his contract at the club beyond next summer and the Serie A champions will look to bring in Eriksen to replace the out of favour Paulo Dybala.The Barcelo first game," Hudson told a pre-match news conference at Sochi’s Fisht Stadium.New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson pre Mexico: "In no way are we going into this game fearful." — Dom Farrell (@DomFarrell1986) "We were so deflated after the game because we felt we had more that we can show, we showed that in the second half."Definitely we’re in a position now where we’ve got another opportunity to show the world and other countries who do not expect a lot from New Zealand that we can actually play and we’re a good team."It’s a great opportunity for us. I’m not going to sit here and say this is a learning experience because we want to actually get results here."We know the task, we know how difficult it’s going to be but this is not a game we are going intofearful or over-respecting the opposition at all."We are going into this game with a clear plan of what we want to do. We’ll be brave and ultimately we want to make sure the country is proud of what we do."New Zealand suffered a narrow 2Fabi-1 loss when they faced Mexico in a friendly in Tennessee last October and Hudson takes considerable heart from that performance.New Zealand out for a kickabout at Fisht Stadium, where it has mercifully stopped hosing it down — Dom Farrell (@DomF Madrid this summer.The midfielder has just completed a successful loan with Vitesse Arnhem.”Real Madrid often sell [players] with a buy-back option included in the deal,” he told De Telegraaf. “That could be a solution. Another way forward is a loanarrell1986) "We played against Mexico in October away from home in frontcontent_img of 40-odd thousand Mexico fans and in that game we competed really well, we caused them a lot of problems," said the well-travelled former Newport County and Bahrain boss."It was a very close game so we go into this game knowing we have our own game plan. We don’t want to go into this game fearful or negative or sit back and allow Mexico to do what they want."We’re going to be positive, we’re going to be brave. We want to improve from the last game and believe we will show that in our game tomorrow."I expect a really good game with incredible spirit from our team. This is a massive game for us."

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Fassone and Pallotta clash over FFP

AC Milan chief executive Marco Fassone has hit back atRoma president James Pallotta after he said the Rossoneri’s high level of spending "makes zero sense".Milan have been one of Europe’s busiest clubs in the transfer window, bringing in 10 new players including Italy defender Leonardo Bonucciand Portugal striker Andre Silva, while handing a bumper new contract to goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.The overhaul of Vincenzo Montella’s squad is intended to boost Milan’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League, but Pallotta questioned the club’s strategy following the takeover from Li Yonghong’s company Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux – though he later admitted some of his information may have been incorrect."UEFA, in terms of Financial Fair Play, has been a complete ****show for us," Pallotta toldSirius XM FC on Thursday."We should be the poster boy for turning things around from the previous ownership. When you relate it to AC Milan, I have no idea what is going on there. It makes zero sense."The amount of spending -they didn’t have the money ihe latest team to declare their interest in Jude Bellingham.The talented 16-year-old has emerged as one of the brightest prospects in the Championship this season.He has excelled for the Birmingham City first team, with the likes of Manchester Unitedn the first place to buy the club, as they borrowed almost €300million from some people that I know in London, at a pretty high interest rate."They are spending -or at least making some significant down-payments -for players and they’re going to have to pay the piper at some point down the road."They say it’s about qualifying for the Champions League, but that won’t be enough. When the salary seems about equal to the revenues, I don’t know what the heck is going on."But Milan CEO Fassone rejected Pallotta’s suggestion their spending is unsustainable, branding such comments inaccurate."Iwas stunned when I read these words this morning," Fassone said in a video posted on Milan’s Facebook page on Friday. "For one thing, because of the style. It’s unusual, at least in Italy, for a club to attack another one in such a direct way. Secondly for the inaccuracy of his words."We all know that in order to purchase a club you need a financial leverage. Moreover, he’s talking about figures that are inaccurate."We have iTabithassued a bond which is entirely destined to finance our transfer campaign for this summer and we are currently well below using up this bond."There arcontent_imge long-term plans that we have submitted to a board of directors which should be a guarantee and we have submitted to UEFA a voluntary agreement which everyone knows about, it’s public and should presidsuit for Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Norwich City on Sunday.The Swede, appointed in the wake of Unai Emery’s sacking on Friday, started life as Arsenal boss with a 2-2 draw at Carrow Road.Ljungberg wore a grey jumper and blue open-neck shirt with the cluent Pallotta wish to see it, I am absolutely open to this opportunity."The club’s €120million debt compared to the club’s revenues is in percentage way better than Roma’s."A statement from President Jim — AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) After Fassone’s response, Pallotta issued a statement to Milan via the Roma website."I apologise if I usedsome incorrect information," Roma’s president said."I care a lot about Italian football returning to the top and in that respect, I expect that all the clubs can contribute to a stronger and more sustainable league, like we are doing at Roma."I wishMilan and the new owners all the best and look forward to their management and new owners working with all of us to be a key part of Serie A’s growth."

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Why Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is fooling no one when he says he’s mellowed

Watching Jose Mourinho in all this theatrical glory this week has made me realise just how much we have missed him. Love him or hate him, is an unmissable, one-man soap opera. He makes compelling viewing. Seeing him leap into the crowd to celebrate Fernando Torres’ last-minute winner against Manchester City last week showed me that the old fires are still burning in his soul. A few days later, he proved that he still has Arsene Wenger by the short and curlies. When Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge after a four-year absence, he insisted that he had mellowed. Pull the other one, Jose, it’s got bells on it. There’s no doubt he is a better manager now than when he led the Blues to two titles in three seasons. That’s obvious after winning a Champions League, Serie A and Italian Cup treble with Inter Milan and a La Liga title with Real Madrid. But, like Sir Alex Ferguson, that burning desire to succeed has not been extinguished. Mourinho and Fergie are kindred spirits. Their methods may be different, but their motives are exactly the same. Being the best is an obsession. With Sir Alex now enjoying his retirement, the Premier League desperately needed a high-octane character to burn brightly on the touchline. Make no mistake, Jose Mourinho is still the Special One. Why Roy CANNOT drop Joe Hart for England Joe Hart is learning that being England’s No.1 brings unique pressure. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini was able to leave Hart out in midweek, and call on an able deputy. But Roy Hodgson doesn’t have that luxury. by a mile. If he’s fit, he MUST play. Form’s temporary. Class is permanent. Harcontent_imgt will be back better than ever. One of the Marx brothers would be better choice to play Blatter Hollywood star Tim Roth is going to play Sepp Blatter in a film about FIFA. It’s a pity that Harpo Marx or one of the Three Stooges isn’t still with us – they would have been a better fit for a man who is pure slapstick when it comes to running our game. Blatter’s latest fauTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says it was Kieran Trippier’s decision to leave the club.The England international joined Atletico Madrid this summer after a poor 2018/19 campaign.Trippier has claimed he was left in the dark about his dx pas, during an address to the Oxford Union, was to ridicule Cristiano Ronaldo for making too many trips to the hairdresser. Of course, he was then forced into making an apology to Ronaldo just a few days later. But that’s Blatter (above) all over. He’s a man who does something first and then thinks about consequences afterwards. Like awarding the World Cup to Qatar and then realising it’s impossible to play football in the desert at the height of summer. One of the great mysteries of football is whham says Arsenal and Manchester United will struggle this term. The two teams meet on Monday night at Old Trafford for the first time this season.”I can’t see either challenging at the top for three seasons at least,” the legendary former Gunners mano on earth keeps voting Blatter, 77, back into power in the FIFA presidential elections?

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Arsenal 2-1 QPR player ratings: Who was YOUR man of the match at the Emirates?

Arsenal secured three points in their all-London Boxing Day clash with holding on against a late onslaught to claim a 2-1 victory. took control of proceedings with Alexis Sanchez – who had earlier missed a penalty – heading home in the 37th minute, before set up Tomas Rosicky to double their lead in the 65th minute. By then Olivier Giroud had been sent off for a head butt on Nedum Onuoha, and Charlie Austin ensured a nervy finish for the home fans when he slammed home a 79th minute penalty. But Arsenal held on, thanks in large part to the all-action Alexis, named man of the match by our man Mike Walters. Here are the rest of the player ratings… In pictures – Arsenal 2-1 QPR: Arsenal – Denied a full 90 minutes' snooze by Giroud's recklessness. – More overlaps than a postman's sack of envelopes. – We have lift-off: Yes, he can still jump for headers. – Only cardboard cut-outs are more cut out to play centre-half. – Got away with stonewall penalty challenge on Zamora. – Comfortable and on autopilot until red card changed game. – No sign of rustiness on his first League start this season. – Never mind the penalty miss, what a class act. – Probed and prompted like a doctor's sme a marked mancontent_img.Pukki has now gone six games without finding the net. Where the Finn was initially a bolt from the blue, he is now a known quantity.”In general I think it’s definitely always a bit more difficult when there is more attention on you,” tethoscope. –  Not always on same wavelength as Radio Arsenal. –  Sent off. Let team-mates down with stupid, petulant over-reaction. Chambers (Rosicky, 83),  Coquelin (Welbeck, 88). QPR – No blame attached, deserves to play for England again. – Inches wide with header, never flinched under siege. – Booked. Lucky to escape red for grabbing Giroud by neck. – Timber! Went down like felled tree but definite red card. – Only got forward when Arsenal were down to 10 men. – Scraps for dear life in heavy rain were made for him. – Booked. No shame in being upstaged by Sanchez cabaret. – Booked. Too quiet until the chips were down. – Defensively all over the shop like a store detective. – Pushed back by Gibbs until Rangers' late rally. – Blasted his penalty to show Sanchez how it's done. Hoilett (Traore, 62) 7, Fer 6 (Henry, 62), Zamora (Mutch, 72) 5. Will QPR be relegated?0+ourinho stopped him joining Chelsea or Manchester City during his time at Real Madrid.The 32-year-old was signed by Real Madrid from Getafe for £8.4 million in July 2010, but made only 14 appearances for the La Liga giants.”I had offers from City, C VOTES SO FAR

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Google kills off Octane JavaScript benchmark due to ‘diminishing returns and over-optimization’

Google has announced that it is to retire the Octane JavaScript benchmark. The company says that while the benchmark was useful when it was introduced back in 2012, “over-optimization” by developers means that it is far less meaningful.Google goes as far as saying that developers were essentially cheating the system. It says that compiler optimizations needed to achieve high benchmark scores have become common and, in the real world, these optimizations translate into only very small improvements in webpage performance. Emery’s sacking and the appointment of Freddie Ljungberg as interim boss, the German World Cup winner was back for defeat to Brighton in midweek.”Have you seen Ozil? Have we seen Ozil? He’s on £350,000 a week. I know people go on about wages but he’ In fact, in some instances it was found that tactics used to boost benchmcontent_imgark performance actually had a detrimental effect on real-world performance. Developers exploited known bugs in Octane to achieve higher scores than were warranted, and Google believes the time has now come to retire the system completely.Placing the blame at the door of those who have been playing the system, :In the first few years after its release, Octane provided a unique value to the JavaScript VM ecosystem. It allowed engines, including V8, to optimize their performance for a class of applications that stressed peak performance. These CPU-intensive workloads were initially underserviced by VM implementations. Octane helped engine developers deliver optimizations that allowed computationally-heavy applications to reach speeds that made JavaScript a viable alternative to C++ or Java. In addition, Octane drove improvements in garbage collection which helped web browsers avoid long or unpredictable pauses.By 2015, however, most JavaScript implementations had implemented the compiler optimizations needed to achieve high scores on Octane. Striving for even higher benchmark scores on Octane translated into increasingly-marginal improvements in the performance of real web pages. Investigations into the execution profile of running Octane versus loading common websites (such as Facebook, Twitter, or Wikipedia) revealed that the benchmark doesn’t exercise V8’s parser or the browser loading stack the way real-world code doeal midfielder Mohamed Elneny.Gunners boss Unai Emery has made it clear to the Egypt international that he should leave before the market shuts next Monday.Elneny has seen a move to Galatasaray fall through, though their Istanbul rivals remain keen.Bls. Moreover, the style of Octane’s JavaScript doesn’t match the idioms and patterns employed by most modern frameworks and libraries (not to mention transpiled code or newer ES2015+ language features). This means that using Octane to measure V8 performance didn’t capture important use cases for the modern web, such as loading frameworks quickly, supporting large applications with new patterns of state management, or ensuring that ES2015+ features are as fast as their ES5 equivalents.The company recognizes that Octane had its place — it led to genuine improvements in JavaScript performance — but the time has come for a new method of benchmarking. Google has not provided details of its plans yet, but there will be a greater focus on real-world performance rather than just raw numbers.

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Melbourne City appoint former Wigan and United boss Joyce

A-League side Melbourne City have turned to former Wigan Athletic manager and Manchester United reserve team boss Warren Joyce as their new head coach.City confirmed Joyce’s appointment on Monday as the Australian side – bankrolled by the City Football Group – returned for pre-season training.Assistant Michael Valkanis had been head coach until the end of last season as City lost in the elimination finals following John van ‘t Schip’s resignation in January.Joyce, 52, arrives in Melbourne after he was sacked by Wigan in e in the way of a stern test, seemingly defeated by a content_imgmore committed side and the elements.This time last year Burnley were involved in the UEFA Europa League qualifying phase which disrupted their pre-season and this together with their small squad March less than four months following his appointment, having spent eight years with United’s reserves at Old Trafford."I am delighted to be joining Melbourne City Football Cr. The former Arsenal and Tottenham defender will take charge against Ipswich Town on Saturday 26th October.Campbell entered management for the first time last season with Macclesfield Town.He left in August after helping the club secure their Leaguelub at this time in its evolution," Joyce said."The people at the club, their vision and their values together with the opportunity to help develop and build this team to its full potential, meant that this was an offer which was impossible to turn down. I can’t wait to get started."Straight to work!New Head Coach Warren Joyce is leading the boys on the first day of pre-season #WelcomeWarrEarlen pic.twitter.com/JprUzkCwwg— Melbourne City FC (@MelbourneCity) June 19, 2017City vice-chairman Simon Pearce added: "In Warren Joyce, we have a manager with a long and distinguished footballing career, who has proved himself, in many different environments, as both a pragmatic manager and a versatile, driven coach."His career achievements, and the many coaching partnerships he has had in the past, suggest an ideal cultural and tactical fit for Melbourne City."

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United ‘paid £3.5m for ghost friendly’ as part of Falcao loan deal

Manchester United have been alleged to hav on short-term loans, the club has confirmed.The 2018/19 campaign’s Academy Player of the Season Dan Phillips has joined Hemel Hempstead Town untiTabithal January after signing a professional contract with the Hornets earlier this month.The central midfielde as part of the deal which saw the on loan.According to Football Leaks, United originally to take the Colombian striker to Manchester, of which, that United finished in the top four.Yet,, and as such, United to his squad.Bruce has offered an update on the club’s transfer targets after Saturday’s 2-1 friendly defeat to Preston North End.He told the Evening Chronicle: “We’re just going to have to be a bit patient – I knowcontent_img it’s difficult – but we’re quietldrew up anon the day that they signed Falcao; the second of whichmatch.Of course. the match never took pace, but the contractregardless.United did manage to finish in the top four that season, in spite of Falcao failing to live up to expectation. The match did not take place the following summer, but thewhich was to be paid before the June deadline.Manchester United have declined to comment on the allegations.

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Sir Alex Ferguson: I’m happy for Wenger after Arsenal’s cup triumph but nobody will beat my 26-year reign

Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he was happy to see Arsene Wenger end Arsenahis double at Leicester City.The Germany defender struck both goals for Saturday’s 2-2 draw.Lampard said, “I was delighted with his two goals. We need to score more from set-pieces, particularly in games against good opposition when it’s tight. So rel's trophy drought in May – but insists nobody will beat his 26-year Manchester United reign. defeated Hull 3-2 in the FA Cup final, and in turn lift a huge weight off the Frenchman's shoulders. And Ferguson, speaking in a new updated version of his autobicontent_imgography, has expressed his happiness at said: "Everyone was happy for him winning the FA Cup. I was hoping Steve Bruce would win it for Hull because he was one of my players; but you also had to have a special feeling for Arsene, given the pressure he was under for not winning a trophy for nine years." Wenger is now in his 18th season at the Emirates, a full 14 years longer than the second-longest serving boss, Alan Pardew at Newcastle. Ferguson cCabe has been blocked from appealing the decision to grant sole control of the club to Prince Abdullah.Last month the High Court ruled in favour of Prince Abdullah taking sole control after a lengthy trial.The Sheffield Star says lawyers representinmeanwhile was in charge of United for an unprecedented 26 years and doubts whether Wenger can surpass that tenure. He adds: "The model I represented has passed into history. You won’t see anyone manage one club for 26 years. I must say, though, that Arsene Wenger’s reign at Arsenal deserves a special mention. He's having a good crack at it." : Meanwhile, the legendary United boss in charge at Old Trafford. Moyes was sacked after guiding the club to a seventh-placed finish – their lowest in Premier League history – and Ferguson believes "the job was too big for him". In pictures: Arsene Wenger's Arsenal career Can Arsene Wenger outlast Ferguson's spell at United?1000+ VOTES SO FAR

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Banging ’em in: Messi wins Golden Shoe award with record tally

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was awarded with his second ESM Golden shoe for scoring the most goals in Europe – with a record total. Messi scored an incredible 50 league goals during the 2011-12 season to finish four goals ahead of his closest rival Cristiano Ronaldo. The Real Madrid winger scored six more goals than when winning the award last season but could not rival the prolific Argentinian. This is the second Golden Shoe award picked up by Messi who also claimed the accolade in the 2009-10 season with 34 goals. His record haul came from 37 La Liga appearances and r 1-1 draw with Brighton.Hughes still believes they can get out their predicament and told the club website they will give it their best shot.”It’s quite frustrating having led again and losing a couple of points,” he said.”It’s away from home, at a included six hat-tricks and two four-goal games. It was a good season for strikers with Robin van Persie, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney also recording their highest-ever tallies for a league campaign. 1. Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) 50 x 2 = 1002. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid CF) 46 x 2 = 923. Robin van Persie (Arsenal FC) 30 x 2 = 604. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (FC Schalke 04) 29 x 2 = 585. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan) 28 x 2 = 566. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United FC) 27 x 2 = 547. Mario Gomez (FC Bayern München) 26 x 2 = 52 8. Bas Dost (sc Heerenveen) 32 x 1.5 = 48 8= Falcao (Club Atlético de Madrid) 24 x 2 = 48 8= Diego Milito (FC Internazionale Milano) 24 x 2 = 48 8= Burak Yilmaz (Trabzonspor A?) 32 x 1.5 = 48 to PSG.After seeing summer offers from Barcelona and Real Madrid turned down, Neymar pledgecontent_imgd his commitment following victory over Bordeaux.“I’m very happy to be able to help PSG, it’s better with the fans,” said the Brazilian.“It’s like with youOnly the leading five countries – Spain, Italy, Germany, France and England – in the UEFA rankings have two as their multiplier. This is to emphasise the difference in (international) performance level between clubs from those countries and those of other nations. A player cannot play first in a summer league (e.g. Norway) and then in a winter league (e.g. Spain) and combine the points totals for each season.

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Everton FA Cup provisional squad: Hibbert fit

Everton defender Tony Hibbert (groin) is fit for tomorrow's FA Cup fourth-round tie against Fulham at Goodison Park. Manager David Moyes will consider whether to recall the long-serving full-back and reshuffle his back line or stick with Shane Duffy in the continued absence of Sylvain Distin (hamstring) and Phil Jagielka (knee). Diniyar Bilyaletdinov drops out from the last squad with a move to Spartak Moscow imminent while Seamus Coleman (thigh), Leon Osman (knee) and Jack Rodwell (hamstring) are still missing. Provisional squad: Howard, Mucha, Neville, Hibbert, Duffy, Heitinga, Baines, Gibson, Cahill, Drenthe, Fellaini, Saha, Donovan, A brink of moving to Leganes.Okdiario says Leganes are in talks with Real about taking Reguilon on-loan for the new season.The youngster is ready to leave Madrid after this week’s deal for Lyon fullback Ferland Mendy.Reguilo manager Jurgen Klopp’s plans.Lallana came off the bench in Saturday’s 1-0 win at Tottenham to make a 17th appearance of the campacontent_imgign, ensuring that he has already played in more matches in 2019/20 than in either of his previous two injury-ravaged sen has been urged by Real conichebe, Stracqualursi, McFadden, Gueye, Vellios.

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Sunderland ban Capital One Cup Final talk to focus on avoiding relegation from Premier League

Gus Poyet has forbidden all talk of Wembley and ordered his Sunderland players to "get the job done" in their relegation battle before the big day. Busy Black Cats boss Poyet signed for £3million, rejected suggestions that Lee Cattermole is about to be sold to Wednesday night's opponents Stoke and also insisted striker Steven Fletcher is vital to cause. Poyet held a marathon Capital One Cup Final chat with his players to sort out the fine details – including travel and the all-important Wembley suits – and then told them "enough is enough", explaining he didn't want mentioned again until the week of the game. "It would be a shame to have a chance to play in a great game at Wembley and not do our business before that. That would spoilt it. That would be terrible. It would be devastating," claimed the Uruguayan. "We have tried to sort out everything over the weekend and on Monday – tickets, flights, tracksuits, suits, where we're staying and where we're going. That's it, done. See you later. "There's a Spanish phrase that means stop it, that's enough. Why? Because we don't want it hanging over us. "The players are now aware we don't talk about that any more. I don't walk in the players' dressing room that much so I don't know what they're talking about. I can't follow them and check what they're talking about or put a recorder in there. But it was important we made that decision." Sunderland, with added momentum from recent signings and their Wembley run, can rise out of the bottom three with . On Fletcher's future, Poyet said: "With Steve, we know each other a lot better now. He knows us as a staff, and myself as a head coach, better. He knows how we deal with situations,ebut season in the Premier League for Leicester City – which has resulted in a host of clubs looking at acquiring his services.However, according to The Sted boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned his players not to rely on the FFP crisis at rivals Manchester City for Champions League qualification.Solskjaer is targeting a top-four finish after ­closing to within three points of Chelsea, ahead of Sundaun, the King Power club could be set to offer the midfielder a pay rise to fend off interest fro and how we trust the players. I think everycontent_imgthing is clearer. "There is no doubt about how important he is for us, how much we care about him. When we need to give him an extra day's rest for whatever reason, he's been great. "Now we need him just to score a few goals for us. That would be perfect for him." And on , he said: "Last week, we had a job with Catts. If there was something in it, fine. The problem is there is absolutely nothing in it. That made me wonder, 'Why?' Is somebody trying to be clever? I hope they are the best two players on the pitch and maybe on Thursday we will get an offer! "But I think they deserve it as well. Whatever they do, it's not right. If they play well, people will say they played well because they want to go. If they play bad, people might say they should go. You cannot go onto the pitch in a no-win situation. I trust them and that is the most important part. "I think Mark Hughes would call. If they make an offer official, it's fine. But it would be nice if they could give me a call first – we were team-mates [Poyet played alongside Hughes at Chelsea in the late 1990s]."

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Swansea skipper Ashley Williams tells his side not to dwell on stoppage-time slip-ups

Ashley Williams has urged his Swansea team-mates to prove they are not haunted . Swansea have proved their own worst enemy after shipping late levellers twice against Russian outfit Kuban Krasnodar while Michael Laudrup’s side also conceded a debatable penalty to Stoke deep in stoppage time. Williams was also on the receiving end for Wales against Finland last weekend when Riku Riski netted beyond the 90-minute mark to secure a draw. But Swansea’s skipper believes will show they can last the distance against struggling Fulham on Saturday. Williams said: “It’s disappointing, especially to have happened three times on the trot for me with club and country. “To have worked so hard to get into the lead and then concede in added on time is hard to take once, let alone three or four times in a short period. “The Stoke game wasn’t really our fault because I don’t think it was a penalty, but the other two against Kuban and Finland proved that a goal can come from nothing. “On a club level, we have to make sure that we finish teams off. It’s not a mentality thing, it won’t play on our heads this Saturday, but we know that we can’t allow three points to turn into one.” Craven Cottage is a happy huntn Roma whizkid Nicolo Zaniolo.Spurs are looking to recruit young and promising talent this summer after going 18 months without a single signing.However, any deal for Zaniolo now seems unlikely.According to CalcioMercato, the Serie A club are demandiing ground for Swansea, who have won their last two Premier League fixtures in west London. And Williams reckons his colleagues can claim maximum points for ter Milan coach Antonio Conte is delighted seeing Romelu Lukaku off the mark.Lukaku struck on debut in the 4-0 rout of Lecce.Conte said, “Lukaku stepped into the Inter world in the best possible way, with great humility. He is a gentle giant, alwaya third ticontent_imgme and ease away from the relegation zone. He added: “We have done well at Fulham in the last few years, but this will be a very difficult game – it’s an important game for both teams. “They have got some dangerous attacking players like Dimitar Berbatov and Bryan Ruiz, and we know we will have to keep them quiet for the whole 90 minutes – and added on time – if we want to get something from the game.”

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Picture special: New boss Brendan Rodgers meets Liverpool squad at training ground

Brendan Rodgers took his Liverpool players back to school on his first day working with them. Rodgers used the press-room at the Reds' Melwood HQ, which doubles as the players' meeting room, as a venue to outline his plans. The likes of Jamie Carragher, Joe Cole, Maxi Rodriguez, Jay Spearing and Jonjo Shelvey listened as the former Swansea manager, dressed in an open-necked shirt and dark suit, addressed them. The players then underwent individual fitness tests ahead of the hard work they'll be putting in over the coming weeks. Liverpool players who were involved in Euro 2012, including Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson, Pepe Reina and Andy Carroll, will return later this month after three-week breaks. Rodgers has promised everyone at Anfield a fresh start, and Cole will be keen to impress after returning from his season-long loan spell at Lille. Another of Anfield's forgotten men, Lucas, also hopes to catch Rodgers' eye. The Brazil midfielder has been out since December with a serious knee injury, but .   gainst Manchester City next month.Pogba has missed the last nine matches for United but stepped up his return to fitness on Monday when the cast on his injured right ankle was removed. ESPN are reporting that the December 7 derby against City has bee                Alberto Aquilani was one absentee, and his . Zavaglia feels then-boss Kenny Dalglish kept the midfielder, who cost £17million from Roma in 2009, hanging on last summer before telling him daunting fixture run.The Eagles are sixth on the Premier League table heading into the international thanks to Saturday’s win over West Hcontent_imgam United.They will face Manchester City, Arsenal, Leicester City and Chelsea in their next four games.”Things whe was not wanted. * Meanwhile, His incredible tattoo would surely put him in the running.

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Cyber criminals in ‘gold rush’ to exploit cryptocurrencies

A new report from risk management and threat intelligence company shows that cyber criminals are looking to exploit the boom in interest and adoption of cryptocurrencies.The study highlights the most common methods used by these criminal actors, which include crypto jacking, account takeovers, mining fraud and scams against initial coin offerings (ICOs). “Cyber criminals follow the money and right now they see in the unregulated and largely unsecure world of digital currencies a huge opportunity to target people, businesses and exchanges and make content_imgmoney quickly and easily,” says Rick Holland, VP strategy at Digital Shadows. “In many ways it’s like the gold rush of the 1840s as people flood adamant Dejan Kulusevski can make it with Juventus.Juve signed the Sweden midfielder from Atalanta in January before allowing him to remain on-loan with Parma.Faggiano told TMW: “I have always said it and I repeat it even now. We are talking about ato the opportunity cryptocurrencies present and are preyed on by criminals and the unscrupulous.”Botnets are one of the main ways fraudulently minining cryptocurrency. First used to mine Bitcoin in 2014, the complexity of doing so made it financially unviable, however botnets are now making a comeback as newer currencies like Monero are easier to mine. As such Digital Shadows has seen botnets available to rent for as little as $40, one with almost 2,000 rentals so far.A newer tool is the crypto-jacker where attackers secretly use mobile device or computers resources to mine cryptocurrencies. Since the middle of 2017, browsers, browser extensions, and mobile apps have all been used to spread Coinhive, a Javascript miner for Monero.The study has also seen targeting of logins for currency exchange accounts in credential stuffing attacks n by Atletico Madrid.The Spaniard, in for the injured Alisson, endured a poor night that saw him at fault for the first Atletico Madrid goal.Adrian’s awful clearance was pounced on by Marcos Llorente, who was then able to drive forward and finish pas– where compromised IDs and passwords from elsewhere are tried against login portals. Digital Shadows has also seen the creation of fake ICOs in order to scam investors, in addition to the kind of ‘pump and dump’ scams used against traditional stocks to boost the value of a currency before cashing out.You can find out more in the full report which is available from the .: /

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Vertonghen open to Ajax return

Jan Vertonghen hopes he has not signed his last contract at Tottenham as he plots a future with the club beyond 2020. but Spurs are set to take up an option to extend it by a further year.The Belgium defender has been a mainstay at Spurs since joining from Ajax in 2012, thoughand has yet to win a trophy with Tottenham.However, with Tottenham eventually set to move to their new stadium,sittingjust six points behind Premier League leaders Liverpooland , Vertonghen is eager to remain a part of their project under Mauricio Pochettino."I’ve got a contract until 2020 —," he told The Evening Standard."So I’ve got a year and a half left and then we’ll see. The way I feel now, left in the tank."There are no talks [with the club], but that’s something to discuss. . It’s a club with unbelievable potential — not just the players but everything around it. Everyone wants to be part of it."Asked if he could return to Ajax, also through to the last 16 of the Champiohero Marco Materazzi has a warning for new coach Antonio Conte.Materazzi believes Conte’s Juventus background will be a problem for Inter fans.He said, “I hope the club can achieve all the results that the Interisti are dreaming of and I hope Conte cns League, to see out his career, Vertonghen replied: ", but I’ve got a great passion for Ajax."I’d probably live in Amsterdam [when I retire]. with family — it’s only an hour and half drive. My missus is from there."I love the open environment, people being open-minded. . It has a good quality of life and diversity.”But at present he does not see himself taking on a managerial rolhas paid tribute to his mum.Deeney has thanked his mum Emma for the way he raised.He told The Sun: “She is a warrior and an angel.“People always say to me, ‘It must be so much pressure and so difficult playing out there in front of 60,000 people.e after he hangs ucontent_imgp his boots."At the moment, no. I can see how demanding it is — I see our manager. to get your head off football for a bit," he added."That’s how I think now anyway. and not about managing."I want to start with something, and that’s probably not going to be my coaching badges. I hope I find something demanding, something I can put my soul and passion into."