After I initially took the hit, I tried to shake it off and just was getting hit and dazed a little bit. But then physically I could not see. After that, we just pushed through it and tried to finish the drive. Then when everything was done, it all kind of hit me. … [Read more...] about Will Concussions Kill Football?
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The Ullevi Stadium, where the first leg was played, generally had a very decent pitch. But just this once, grass was sparse, following a concert given by – depending on who you ask – Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Rod Stewart, “a Swedish rock band” or “a heavy rock band”. Any road up, United found it difficult to play their passing game, and were also thrown, in Redford’s opinion, by the comparative lack of atmosphere in the ground. The Goths, meanwhile, were not remotely thrown by the brilliant brightness of United’s tangerine, and with 38 minutes gone, Michael Andersson’s corner found Stefan Pettersson, who headed down, and an “extraordinary bounce” relocated the ball to the roof of the net. … [Read more...] about The forgotten story of … Dundee United’s glory years under Jim McLean
One could equally argue, of course, that Alli is the sort of player who requires the occasional rocket. That was certainly the view of Pochettino, who while lionising Alli in public often felt the need to point out his shortcomings in private. And the brainless coronavirus joke he posted to his Snapchat a couple of weeks ago was hardly the act of a player ready to take on greater responsibility. Alli will be 24 in a couple of months and should theoretically be entering his peak years. Instead he is still trying to sustain the jet-propelled promise of his early career, his place in England’s Euro 2020 squad not secure. … [Read more...] about Dele Alli still looking for his role within José Mourinho’s Tottenham
Alan Shearer said: "I am looking forward to returning to Mumbai and meeting the youth players and coaches participating in the tournament. I have seen first-hand the passion for football in India, not just by fans watching the game but also those participating - I was put through my paces by young players during my last trip to Mumbai. I wish all those taking part in the tournament good luck and I look forward to seeing the teams in action." … [Read more...] about The Premier League and Indian Super League host Next Generation Mumbai Cup
Although the spotlight is on Rio, this is by no means the most dangerous of Brazil's cities. According to a recent study by the Mexico-based NGO, Citizen's Council for Public Security and Penal Justice, Brazil has 16 of the world's 50 most murderous cities – more than any other country. Six of those cities will host World Cup games – Fortaleza, Natal, Salvador, Manaus, Recife and Belo Horizonte. Rio does not even make the list. … [Read more...] about Brazil to order army into Rio slums as violence escalates before World Cup