It is claimed that West Ham boss David Moyes wants his scouts to track Blackburn star Armstrong ahead of a summer bid. The Scotsman is a big fan of the 18-goal striker and considered an £8 million offer in the January window but did not go ahead with a move with Rovers wanting more than £10 million plus for their star striker. The Hammers have been left short of options up front with the departure of club record signing Sebastian Haller in January as the Frenchman sealed a move to Dutch giants Ajax. Meanwhile, Everton and Fulham both want to shore up their attacking ranks in the summer and want Armstrong in order to shore up their attack. The jump from Championship to the Premier League is quite a big one but we have seen players making the transition look really smooth and Armstrong could well be next in line. Unlike most centre-forwards, Armstrong does not boast a big frame. He is just 5 feet 6 inches tall that makes him really short compared to traditional English strikers … [Read more...] about West Ham United want Championship striker, a good deal?
Jacorey Brooks - 2019 Highlights 5,883 views 2:03 Video: Jacorey Brooks highlightsWatch Alabama-bound receiver in action last season. In this pass-heavy era of spread offenses, the best high school football players in Florida these days are the ones who get up and go get it — the football that is. Of the Top 50 recruits from the Class of 2021 according to 247Sports, 11 of them are wide receivers, including Alabama-bound Jacorey Brooks and Oklahoma commit Mario Williams. Interestingly, only one of the 50 plays quarterback and he's a transfer from Illinois, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) pro-style signal caller J.J. McCarthy, who has committed to Michigan. Almost half (24) from the list have already committed to college, with the University of Miami leading the way with five, followed by Florida and Michigan (three each) and Tennessee, Alabama and Clemson (two each). See the complete Top 50 as compiled by 247Sports composite below. Photo by Annette Wilkerson Terrance … [Read more...] about Top 50 Florida high school football players from the Class of 2021
Elliott signed his first professional contract with the Reds as a 17-year-old in July 2020, having made his debut for the club in an EFL Cup match against MK Dons in 2019, becoming the youngest player to start a game in Liverpool's history. The Fulham youth product went on to make 13 appearances for Jurgen Klopp's side before moving to Blackburn on a season-long loan in October 2020 and he has played 23 games and scored four goals this season for Rovers. Elliott became the Premier League's youngest ever player while at Fulham, playing in a 1-0 defeat to Wolves in May 2019, and has been capped at England under-15, under-16 and under-17 level. After the clubs could not agree a fee at the time of his transfer, the case went to tribunal, and the Professional Football Compensation Committee (PFCC) made its judgement on Wednesday. The London club revealed in a statement that they are "very pleased" to be awarded a record compensation fee for a 16-year-old player. "The Professional … [Read more...] about Liverpool to pay ‘record amount’ of compensation to Fulham for Elliott
Leeds Rhinos great and Sky Sports pundit Barrie McDermott is counting down the days until Super League roars back into action on March 26, with all six opening-round matches live on Sky Sports… I honestly can't wait to get going for the 2021 season. Weekends just aren't the same without a regular Super League fix, and to treat us to all six fixtures on television over one weekend is fantastic. First up on Friday night, champions St Helens will want to begin their quest for three in a row in formidable fashion, with James Roby leading from the front in his 17th season. The 2021 @Betfred #SuperLeague round 1 fixtures ???? #BeReady — Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) February 11, 2021 They are up against a Salford Red Devils side who were Grand Finalists just two years ago - and of course, upset the odds again last season to book their place at Wembley. The most significant change for the Red Devils is new coach Richard Marshall who will have big shoes to … [Read more...] about Barrie McDermott: Why I can’t wait for the 2021 Super League season to start
The 2021 Super League season will kick off on Friday, March 26, with all six matches across the first round of fixtures being shown live on Sky Sports. Reigning champions St Helens and newly-promoted Leigh Centurions are both in action on the opening night, while all matches in Round 1 will again be played behind closed doors at Leeds' Emerald Headingley Stadium. In total, the revised season will comprise 25 regular-season rounds followed by the play-offs and concluding with the Grand Final on Saturday, October 9, while Magic Weekend has been moved to the first weekend in September. The 2021 @Betfred #SuperLeague round 1 fixtures ???? #BeReady — Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) February 11, 2021 "With the start of the season a little over a month away, Super League would like to thank all our clubs, Sky Sports, our partners and the RFL for their tireless work in helping us make these announcements today," Super League chief commercial officer Rhodri Jones … [Read more...] about Super League 2021: Round 1 fixtures confirmed, all six matches live on Sky Sports