Manchester City Man City could take legal action against Wigan fan over ‘suck my d***’ Aguero taunt Sam Lee Last updated 1 year ago 23:31 2/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Sergio Agüero Guardiola The Premier League club have been consulting their lawyers as part of an FA investigation and they believe they would have a case against the fan Manchester City and Sergio Aguero are considering legal action against the Wigan fan they allege attacked and insulted the striker following Monday night’s ill-tempered FA Cup clash.It is claimed that a supporter hit the Argentine from behind, spat at him and said “suck my d***” during a pitch invasion.AdChoices广告Hundreds of Wigan supporters flooded the pitch at the DW Stadium following the Latics’ dramatic 1-0 victory. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player A small number, however, jostled with Aguero, forcing a reaction from the Argentine. The incident is one of several which is currently being investigated by the Football Association. Charges could be brought on Wednesday.English football’s governing body have asked both City and Wigan for their observations on a number of issues, from security arrangements and policing to the behaviour of their players and coaches.City have been in contact with their lawyers as part of the process and Goal has learned that the club could make a formal complaint to the police about the fan they believe provoked Aguero.City are also planning to speak to Wigan about their handling of the match, as they are unhappy that so many fans were able to get onto the field of play.Wigan vowed on Tuesday to carry out a full investigation. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Troyes 0 Paris Saint-Germain 2: PSG cruise without ‘MCN’ Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 01:55 3/4/18 AFP Paris Saint-Germain were without Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe, but they still had little difficulty against Troyes on Saturday. Angel Di Maria continued his brilliant run of goal-scoring form to help Paris Saint-Germain to a 2-0 Ligue 1 defeat of Troyes, despite the revered attacking trio of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani all missing out.PSG were far from their vibrant best without the injured Neymar and Mbappe, and rested Cavani, but did enough to claim a routine win over a side that hardly threatened, with second-half goals from Di Maria and Christopher Nkunku proving decisive.Given the fact PSG were without the sources of 53 of their Ligue 1 goals this season, it was hardly surprising to see them struggle as an attacking force in the first half, with Troyes goalkeeper Erwin Zelazny mostly kept busy by long-range attempts. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But a fine Di Maria effort early in the second half, his seventh goal in six games across all competitions, ended Troyes’ dogged resistance.The home side failed to offer much of a response, Alphonse Areola in the PSG goal enjoying a leisurely outing.And PSG ultimately cruised to all three points thanks to Nkunku’s late effort, taking them into Tuesday’s crunch Champions League tie at home to Real Madrid in winning form.77′ GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL!!!!! Great pass from @DaniAlvesD2 for @c_nk97, who opens his account for the season and doubles Paris’ lead!!! #ESTACPSG pic.twitter.com/Mqsxsdyll3— PSG English (@PSG_English) March 3, 2018PSG established control early on and went close to the opener in the seventh minute, but Di Maria’s effort was repelled by Zelazny after Julian Draxler had raced on to Giovani Lo Celso’s through pass and teed up the former Manchester United man.Aside from that opportunity, PSG’s lack of Neymar, Cavani and Mbappe was telling during the early exchanges, as their replacements showed little sign of being on the same wavelength and clear-cut chances failed to flow.The visitors only looked like troubling Troyes from distance, but did force Zelazny into a couple of saves, with Lo Celso and then Di Maria testing the goalkeeper.PSG were a little more vibrant and fluid towards the end of the half. However, Zelazny continued to come out on top, keeping another long-range Lo Celso attempt at bay, before producing a fine reaction save to thwart Nkunku’s overhead-kick.Zelazny was eventually beaten just after the break – Di Maria racing on to Draxler’s pass and lifting a clever chipped effort over the approaching goalkeeper.Nkunku should have doubled their lead soon after, but he inexplicably shot wide of the right-hand post from about eight yards after a sensational run and pass from Draxler.But the young attacker made amends for that miss 13 minutes from time, providing a neat finish from close range.Things got worse for Troyes soon after, as Jean-Louis Garcia was sent to the stands for his protestations, but PSG – who introduced George Weah’s 18-year-old son Timothy for a debut late on – were unable to add further gloss to the scoreline, Dani Alves seeing an injury-time strike ruled out for offside.8312 – Timothy Weah is playing his first Ligue 1 game with Paris, 8312 days after George Weah’s – his father – last one with the club (v Le Havre in May 1995). Legacy. pic.twitter.com/p85jMdzfbD— OptaJean (@OptaJean) March 3, 2018 Key Opta Stats:- PSG have picked up 74 points after 28 Ligue 1 games this season, the best tally ever at this stage of a season (based on three points for a win).- They have lost only two of their last 31 Ligue 1 matches (W26 D3), in December 2017 at Strasbourg (1-2) & in January 2018 at Lyon (1-2).- Di Maria has scored 15 goals in his last 17 games in all competitions, as many as in his previous 47. read more
Mario Balotelli ‘I’ve matured’ – Balotelli expected Italy recall Harry Sherlock 19:56 3/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gettyimages Mario Balotelli Italy Nice Ligue 1 The former Liverpool and Manchester City striker was surprised by his omission from the squad to face Argentina and England Mario Balotelli says he “expected” to be included in the Italy national team squad, as he believes he has grown during his time at Nice.The striker was omitted from the selection to face Argentina and England over the most recent international break, with caretaker manager Luigi Di Biagio instead preferring Ciro Immobile, Andrea Belotti and Patrick Cutrone.Balotelli has enjoyed a prolific spell in Ligue 1, however, scoring 22 goals in 31 appearances in all competitions thus far this season, and he admits that he was surprised by Di Biagio’s snub. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “If I’m honest: I expected to be back in Azzurro,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.”I’ve matured, I’m 27 and I have two children. The time for [messing around with] girls has long gone.”Italy, France or England? I’m someone who lives on edge.”Balotelli has not played for Italy since the 2014 World Cup, but Di Biagio maintains that the door is open for the former Liverpool and Manchester City striker to return to the fold.”I’ll keep following him and we’ll see what happens in the next few months,” he said after naming his squad.”Scoring goals is very important for forwards but this must be complemented by their performances. I made my evaluations and took a decision for the good of the team.”
Transfers Pique wishes Griezmann the best following Barcelona snub Patric Ridge 05:44 6/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Atlético Madrid Barcelona Primera División Antoine Griezmann The France star has confirmed his decision to stay with the Europa League champions, but Barcelona defender has wished the forward well Gerard Pique has wished Antoine Griezmann success despite the Atletico Madrid star’s decision to snub Barcelona and remain at the Wanda Metropolitano beyond the World Cup.Griezmann made the announcement during a documentary aired on Thursday, with the film produced by Pique’s investment company Kosmos.France star Griezmann has long been linked with a move away from Atleti, with Barca holding talks with the 27-year-old’s representatives in the latter stages of the 2017-18 season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move However, Griezmann – whose brace against Marseille secured a Europa League triumph for Diego Simeone’s side in May – has elected to stay put, committing his future to Atleti as they look to secure a Champions League title.Writing on Twitter, Pique – likely to start in Spain’s World Cup opener against Portugal on Friday – thanked Griezmann for letting the documentary team witness his decision.”Another way to see the footballer’s life and his doubts to make the most important decision of his career,” Pique tweeted.”Thanks to the team at Kosmos Studios and especially to Griezmann for these last few weeks.”You decided to stay at Atleti and I hope you go great this season!”Otra manera de ver la vida del futbolista y sus dudas para tomar la decisión más importante de su carrera. Gracias al equipo de @Kosmos_Studios y en especial a @AntoGriezmann por estas últimas semanas. Decidiste quedarte en el @Atleti y espero que te vaya genial esta temporada!— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) June 14, 2018His “decision” behind him, Griezmann can now focus on the World Cup with France.Les Blues begin play in Group C against Australia on June 16.
Touch Football Australia’s (TFA) Board of Management (BOM) closely considered the format, structure, and future of the National Touch League (NTL) at their April 2007 BOM meeting. After considerable input and deliberation from Permits, key stakeholders, and constituents since the 2007 March NTL, the Touch Football Australia BOM has resolved to continue the NTL Open tournament in its current format for 2008.The format for the Senior NTL for 2008 will be reviewed in the near future after consultation with existing permits, whilst the 20 Years NTL will be conducted in September 2008 to meet with selection requirements for the 2009 Youth World Cup. Please click on the below correspondence from Touch Football Australia’s Events and IT Coordinator Mr. Jon Pratt for further illumination on information regarding the 2008 National Touch League format for Opens, 20s, and Seniors, and pertinent issues that will be deliberated upon in the near future. Further information will be supplied as it becomes available.Related Filesntl_2008-2011_-_020507__2_-doc
Commencement of the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association’s PowerAde Isotonic South East Queensland Touch League at Whites Hill Reserve Friday night 8 June 2007. Touch Football Australia brings you this rapid fire “Set of Six” news ‘plays’ from around the Country. TFA’s Media Scholarship Holder Henry Holland and TFA’s National Media Coordinator Karley Banks will bring you up to date every week with a selection of six ‘plays’ on the latest news, views, and events nationally.Welcome to Touch Football Australia’s A Set of Six – volume 5. QUEENSLAND (QLD) Play: #1 QSST Under-15 State School Championships The 22nd annual Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) 15 Years State Championships were held at the Thuringowa Touch Association near Townsville on the weekend 1 – 3 June, 2007. The 12 Queensland education regions were represented at the tournament, which also served as a selection vehicle for the Queensland 15 Years teams to compete in the Australian Schools Championships in Melbourne from 22 -26 October, 2007. Northern was the best team in the girls division, defeating South Coast in the final. Metropolitan East claimed the Boy’s crown, also triumphing over South Coast in their final.Kirwan High produced both the female and male player of the series.Betty Mareko was Player of the Series in the Girls 15 Years, whilst Nathan Norford was the star performer in the 15 Years Boys division.Nathan is the son of former Australian Mixed Open players, Mark and Debbie Norford. Thuringowa Touch Association did a brilliant job hosting the event.One of the highlights of the tournament was a healthy canteen providing food for the participants. Pasta, salad rolls, and muffins were on the menu instead of chips and pies. Water, juice, and PowerAde were the options for drink instead of soft drinks. The “healthy choice” canteen is a positive initiative that other school sports will be looking to model in the future. Queensland Touch and QSST would like to thank the referees from Thuringowa and Townsville who officiated the event. They did a fantastic job and everyone appreciated their service to the tournament. Other events: The second round of the Delfin Tri-Series Junior Tournament in Toowoomba on 10 June 2007. Touch Football Queensland web-site: www.qldtouch.com.auVICTORIA (VIC):Play # 2Drought starts to bite in Victoria Drought and new water restrictions have put the squeeze on two Melbourne Affiliates, forcing reduction of competition numbers in Elwood and cancellation of winter season in Royal Park. TFA-Victoria has stepped up negotiations with City Councils to try and resolve the looming crisis. Touch Football joins a growing list of sports associations around Victoria who are faced with the new challenge of overcoming the problems posed by water shortages and drought.Melbourne water supplies have reached a new low of 25% despite the recent rain. The problem is the rain is not falling in the catchment areas, which means that the confidence of the local councils is decreasing ahead of the upcoming summer season.Touch Football Australia Victoria Managers Nick Mooney and David Brady are liaising with key government agencies, including the Premiers Department, to try and find meaningful solutions to the situation.The drought has brought in potential new projects for TFA Victoria, such as Beach Touch and Astro-Touch for the upcoming summer. The philosophy is simple for TFA Victoria who recognize the need to provide an alternative mode of the game to service their clientele.“We have to provide an alternative so our members can enjoy the great game of Touch Football through exciting and challenging solutions,” TFA Victoria Manager David Brady said.Other events of the week:90 new individuals have enrolled for Albert Park Touch. The mass of newcomers is thanks to TFA – Victoria’s ‘find a team and learn’ project, which is letting more people know about the great sport of Touch Football.Touch Football Victoria Web-site: www.victouch.com.auSOUTH AUSTRALIA (SA)Play: # 3City Touch Winter Season StartsCity Touch’s winter season kicks off this week. City Touch is South Australia’s largest affiliate with over 90 teams registered for the winter season.Competitions will run on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights for 12 weeks. Finals will follow. The competition is building a reputation for quality Touch Football. South Australian State & Crusaders National Touch League representatives will lift the standard again this year. Games are held at City Touch, Park 17 Greenhill Road, Eastwood. Other events of the week: Special General Meeting of the South Australian Touch Association on 30 June 2007 at the Coopers Ale House, Adelaide. Contact Touch Football South Australia for further details on 08 83067500 Touch Football South Australia website: www.touchsa.com.auWESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA):Play: #42007 Be Active North West ChampionshipsKarratha have won a seventh straight North West Championship title, defeating the Tom Price Touch Association 3-0 in the final in Broome on Sunday 3 June 2007.Karratha went through the tournament undefeated. They pipped Tom Price 5-4 in the round game ahead of the final. Tom Price needed to win against Port Hedland to reach the final, and did so with a touchdown in the last play of that match for a 6-5 win.Home-team Broome won a bronze medal, saving their best touch footy for their last game of the tournament.In the final, Karratha’s Ashleigh Jones was a standout, as were former Barbarians rep Tobie Burnnand and former Aussie European Tour international Brian Fitzroy.Congratulations Karratha and best of luck travelling to Malaysia this week for the 2007 Asian Championships. Other events:Around 30 junior players from the North West region attended the annual Department of Sport and Recreation backed development camp in Broome.Players completed fitness testing, skill drills and played games over the two days under the astute tutelage of Touch West 18 Years Girls Coach Shelley Matcham, and Touch West Youth Head Coach Angela Doyle. It is hoped that some of these players will represent WA at junior national events later in the year.Touch West Web-site: www.touchwest.com.auNORTHERN TERRITORY (NT):Play: # 5Darwin Touch Over 35 Men’s Finals campaign The Darwin Touch Football Over 35 Men’s competition Finals Series began on Monday 4 June 2007. A furious finish to the season saw teams jockeying for finals positions. Bundy Bears finished the minor rounds in pole position. Humpty Doo finished second, Raptors coming a very close third, and Cavaliers rounded out the semi-final roster. Mad dogs, were entitled to be just that, when they missed the finals by one point.The finals promise to be very close. The Men’s and Mixed finals also start this week. You can see results of all games on the Darwin Touch Football website on www.darwintouch.com.auOther highlights for the week: Game Development Officer Rebecca Houston will visit the Aboriginal community of Maningrida. Houston will visit Maningrida in Arnhem Land to run clinics in the schools and help the Maningrida representative teams in their preparation for the NT School Sport Championships in August. Rebecca will be in Maningrida for three days.The Touch Football Northern Territory web-site: www.touchnt.com.auNEW SOUTH WALES (NSW) Play: #6First life membership awarded by the Parkes Touch AssociationFormer president of the Parkes Touch Association, Chris Martin, has been rewarded for his services to Touch Football with the first ever life membership for Parkes Touch Association. Chris has been involved with Touch Football in the country town for over 15 years and has been integral in growing the Association to the thriving 1000 member strong competition it is today. Chris has worked with every aspect of Touch Football.In the arms of coaching, refereeing, and administration Chris has made an invaluable contribution to his home affiliate.Chris’s technical accreditations in the sport include: Level 3 referee, and Level 1 coaching accreditation. In 2005 Chris’ efforts were recognised with a NSWTA Blues Award. In the same year he was also the Parkes Australia Day Sports Administrator/Coach award winner.As part of his official roles for the Parkes Touch Association, Chris worked as a director, chairperson, selector, assistant treasurer, secretary and president. Chris stepped down from the presidency at Parkes Touch Association’s annual general meeting in May, where he was also awarded the life membership. He will continue to contribute to the Touch Football community as the inaugural life member of his beloved Parkes association.One of Chris’ legacies, amongst a long list, will be the lighting of Cheney Park, which has allowed for the popular autumn Mixed competition to be played under lights.Thanks to his diligence and dedication Touch Football has become one of the most successful-ever sporting organisations in Parkes. Other events: NSW Country Teams have been selected from the recent NSW Country Championships. The teams will play in a three game series against City in Sydney on Friday 31 August and Saturday 1 September 2007. The NSWTA web-site: www.nswtouch.com.auTASMANIA Play: Drop-off2007 Tasmanian Under-18 Teams announced:Tasmania’s best young Touch Footballers have been selected in teams to contest the Under-18 National Championships in Coffs Harbour, NSW, from 17 – 20 September, 2007. The girls’ team includes 2006 National 18 Years Youth Development Squad member Emily Hudson.GirlsKate Cowen, Meg Bain,Katelyn Barry Natalie Curtis, Dimity Archer, Alex Finlayson, Bec Oliver, Christina Parodi , Rebecca Downie (Southern Touch)Carla Doyle (DTA), Ashley Crowden, Kylie Jones, Emily Hudson, Louise Godfrey (LTA)Deb Button – CoachBoysTim Castle,Trent Cornish, Jason Haines, Duncan Bain (Southern Touch)Tyson Rolls, Joe Hoyle, Nick Mc Kenna, Alex Reimer, Danny Hoyle, Aaron Markham, David McGinley (DTA) Matt Allen, Trent Gutteridge, Clark Chancellor (LTA).John Dowling – Coach.That’s it for the fifth edition of a Set of Six in a very hectic week in Touch Football around the nation.Be sure to check the State web-sites for further information and all the latest news in your sport this week. North Queensland Touch Championships are being played in Townsville this long weekend in Norht Queensland.
The headquarters of Touch Football ACT, Deakin Fields, will play host to the first national championships for Deaf Touch Football Australia on Saturday, 12 January and Sunday, 13 January 2013.Teams will come from New South Wales and Queensland as well as one ACT team, with three divisions – Men, Women’s, and Mixed being played. Queensland looks to be the favourites to win all three divisions – they are the current Men’s and Mixed national champions from the 2012 Australian Deaf Games in Geelong. The heat of summer always serves Queensland well, as well as in the Mixed and Women’s divisions there will be some real speed on display from a number of their female players. New South Wales will be looking to upset Queensland in what should be a series of State of Origin battles among the divisions. In the Men’s division, two New South Wales teams will look to work together to meet each other in the finals on Sunday, while in the Women’s, New South Wales will look to challenge in each of the three game series. In the Mixed, New South Wales looks to have a good chance of making the final should they keep the speedy Queensland players contained over the weekend.The locals, ACT will contest the Men’s division and have already claimed the developing state ‘underdog’ tag in the tournament. There will be reliance on knowledge of the Deakin fields and hope to be inspired by the home team support as they aim for a place in the final on Sunday.The Deaf Nationals are unique in the way that all players who take the field must remove their hearing aids or cochlear devices, this alongside with the eligibility of 40 decibels in their better ear, means that the shrill of the referee’s whistle or the call from a teammate are almost non-existent. For coaches calling from the sub-box, it won’t simply work as the only means of communications is via signing or providing visual clues. This brings challenges for the tournament referees who will be using a unique buddy system where there may be as many as four referees officiating a match rather than the three.Finals will be played on Sunday, both Men’s and Mixed Finals will have the Australian National Anthem played both in sound and in Auslan (Australian Sign Language) prior to the match. Times for the finals are Men’s at 1.00pm, and Mixed 2.30pm, with overall presentations at 3.15pm. For more information about the Deaf Touch Football Australia National Championships, please visit the following website:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=9325&pID=14 Thank you to David Brady for providing the article content. Related LinksDeaf Touch Nationals