Lionel Messi is the star named on the 10-player short-list announced on Monday by FIFA. – Photo timenownews.com Football LAUSANNE — Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are the star names on the 10-player short-list announced on Monday by FIFA for its Puskas award for goal of the year. They are joined by three women and five men, with goals scored between July 16, 2018 and July 19, 2019. There are nominees from the Bundesliga, Spanish Liga and women's World Cup and one, a jaw-dropping shot by Billie Simpson of Cliftonville Ladies, from a Northern Ireland women's league game played on what appears to be a public pitch in front of no spectators. Messi, who has yet to win the award, earned a seventh nomination with a delicate chip for Barcelona against Betis in Seville. Ibrahimovic netted with a balletic volley for LA Galaxy in Toronto in Major League Soccer. The award, which was established in 2009, is named after the legendary Hungary, Spain and Real Madrid … [Read more...] about Messi and Ibrahimovic nominated for FIFA goal of the year
Harper is a six-hit with Thruxton Carrera double BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Two more immaculate performances by Daniel Harper saw the Ulster teenager increase his lead in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB series. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/motor-sport/harper-is-a-sixhit-with-thruxton-carrera-double-38413993.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article38414911.ece/c6fa6/AUTOCROP/h342/lharper-_Read-Only_.jpg Email Two more immaculate performances by Daniel Harper saw the Ulster teenager increase his lead in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB series. He scored back to back wins at Thruxton, Britain's fastest circuit, on a day when fellow Ulster youngster Jack Young was again involved in a UK Renault Clio Cup 'war' with his bitter rival Max Coates and Colin Turkington had to fight hard to stay ahead in the battle for the British Touring Car Championship. Harper dominated both Carrera races, the 18-year-old Hillsborough driver winning the first from pole position and then … [Read more...] about Harper is a six-hit with Thruxton Carrera double
0 Have your say LEEDS RHINOS need to stop shooting themselves in the foot, overseas recruit Rhyse Martin reckons. With three rounds of Betfred Super League remaining, Rhinos are eighth in the table, but only two points clear of bottom club London Broncos. Their superior for and against means Rhinos will be safe if they win at London in 13 days’ time, but Martin says they will need to be better in that game than they were in the 36-20 loss to St Helens last week.Against the runaway league leaders, Rhinos were 10-6 ahead in the first half and went in at the break all square, but a third-quarter collapse cost them any chance of a precious win.Rhinos scored four tries and looked threatening when they completed their sets, but gave Saints too many opportunities.“We were our own worst enemy,” Martin admitted.“We made too many errors in our own half and they put us under pressure.“We had a lot of back-to-back defensive sets, we just … [Read more...] about “We are our own worst enemy”
Myles Weston insists Ebbsfleet have got the quality to get out of trouble in the National League.Fleet are three points adrift at the bottom of the table having lost all five matches so far.But Weston, who scored in their 2-1 defeat at Solihull Moors on Saturday, believes they can climb the table.He said: "It’s a new team with a lot of new players so it’s about gelling, it’s about team bonding and it’s about sticking together."I feel like we’ll get out of it but it’s little things we need to stop before we do and we’ve got to grind for a result."No-one’s going to give us a result, no-one’s going to offer three points to us."This league’s not easy, it’s a hard league so we’ve got to stick together, keep going and we will start winning. I really do believe that."It might be hard for some people but you can’t think of negatives."You’ve got to work on the things you need to work on, you’ve got to … [Read more...] about How do Fleet get out of this?
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