What did we learn in the Premier League over the weekend? [ MORE: How to watch PL in the USA ] Here’s a look at 10 things which stood out, as our writers Joe Prince-Wright (JPW), Nick Mendola (NM) and Andy Edwards (AE) share their observations from across the most recent Premier League games. [ VIDEO: Premier League highlights ] Let’s get to it. 1. Man City too much, as Alisson melts down (Liverpool 1-4 Man City): There will be talked about whether new signing Ozan Kabak should’ve slotted next to Fabinho or Jordan Henderson at the back, and we’re not sure whether it’s undeserved. Yes, Kabak is 20 and has just arrived from another league, but he was playing for an often under-siege Schalke side and is facing Bayern that different than Man City? He’s also a natural center back who is good with the ball and in the air. That said, Alisson’s day turned into a nightmare pretty much from the moment he made a fine save on Foden … [Read more...] about 10 things we learned in the Premier League – Matchweek 23
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Dwane Casey led a Raptors team that changed its offensive philosophy this season, won a franchise-record 59 games, and all that earned him the title of Coach of the Year as voted by his peers (and he could win the official NBA award, too). Friday, Dwane Casey was fired by Toronto. Beyond the questions of is this fair (no, but life isn’t fair) or is this the smart move comes another big one: Who will be the next coach of the Raptors? When word of Casey’s impending doom started to circulate around the league a couple of days ago, the buzz was they would go with one of their top assistants, an internal candidate who brings change but not much disruption. However, not long after the firing, the name of former Hawks’ coach Mike Budenholzer came up. So here are the potential new head coaching candidates for Toronto. • Mike Budenholzer. Let go by the Hawks and undone more by his unimpressive work as a GM than his coaching acumen. He may be at the top of Masai … [Read more...] about Who will be Raptors’ next coach? Mike Budenholzer? Jerry Stackhouse?
Kevin Pietersen seems to have improved his Hindi by being in the company of Indian fellow commentators for large parts of the year. Pietersen used his Hindi to poke fun at Virat Kohli-led India after Joe Root’s England beat them by 228 runs in Chennai in the first Test. His post read: “”India, yaad hai maine pehele hi chetawani di thi ke itna jasn na manaye jab aapne Australia ko unke ghar pe haraya tha.” India , yaad hai maine pehele hi chetawani di thi ke itna jasn na manaye jab aapne Australia ko unke ghar pe haraya tha 😉 Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) February 9, 2021 Impressed with his English, here is how fans reacted: Ye tweet kis nay lekh kar di hai😅 Ihtisham Ul Haq (@iihtishamm) February 9, 2021 Sorry Kevin, can’t understand Hindi. A lot os uf speak Tamil here, especially in Chennai where England won!! Subramani Lakshminarayanan (@FableFoible) February 9, 2021 Pietersen has been following Indian cricket for a … [Read more...] about Kevin Pietersen Trolls Virat Kohli-Led India After 228-Run Loss Against England in Chennai
Former English captain Michael Vaughan took a subtle jibe at India after England beat the hosts by 227 runs in the first Test in Chennai. Vaughan – reminded of India gifting a signed T-shirt to Nathan Lyon on his 100th Test at Gabba – curiously asked if the hosts had done a similar gesture for English skipper Joe Root or not after the loss. Root who scored a brilliant 218 in the first essay to set up the English win was playing his 100th Test. Vaughan’s tweet read: “India gifted @NathLyon421 a signed shirt for his 100th Test at the end of the Gabba Win … Did @root66 receive one today after the loss ?? Not sure if it happened ? Can anyone confirm ?” India gifted @NathLyon421 a signed shirt for his 100th Test at the end of the Gabba Win … Did @root66 receive one today after the loss ?? Not sure if it happened ? Can anyone confirm ? Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 9, 2021 Not just Vaughan, former English cricketer Kevin Pietersen … [Read more...] about India vs England 2021: Michael Vaughan Asks if Joe Root Received Signed T-Shirt After His 100th Like Nathan Lyon Did After Gabba Win
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the opportunity to give a few United fringe players opportunities to impress but ultimately had to turn to his regulars on the bench, with McTominay the one to make the difference. United were frustrated in the first half as they struggled to make the most of their dominance over a West Ham side who offered very little in attack, with Victor Lindelof going closest for the hosts when denied by the upright. Aside from United managing fewer shots, the pattern of the match hardly deviated after the break and it was no surprise to see it remain goalless at the end of the regulation 90 minutes. But the hosts' superiority told in the end with West Ham unable to cancel out McTominay's 97th-minute strike. It quickly became apparent that West Ham's plan was to pack their defence with as many players as possible and it was nearly undone just 11 minutes in, but Anthony Martial was denied by a crucial Angelo Ogbonna intervention that resulted in the Italian … [Read more...] about Manchester United 1-0 West Ham (aet): McTominay ends Hammers’ resistance to seal quarterfinal spot