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Liverpool were irrepressible in the second half with Philippe Coutinho orchestrating a rout, Roberto Firmino scoring twice and Mohamed Salah cutting at Swansea’s fragile confidence as Jürgen Klopp’s team made it 12 goals in three league games. The extent of the visitors’ collapse was embarrassing, however. Huw Jenkins, the Swansea chairman, slumped lower and lower in his padded seat in the Anfield directors’ box as the goals rained down and the importance of appointing a miracle-worker to succeed Paul Clement became increasingly apparent.
Swansea have spent the Shane Doan Authentic Jersey past three Christmases in the relegation zone but their prospects of repeating previous escapes to 12th and 15th in the Premier League appear non-existent on current form.
Britton has made it clear he is not interested in the Swansea job on a full?time basis at present and given the error?strewn display at Anfield, where Jordan Ayew and Leroy Fer resembled bystanders to the onslaught, it is no wonder.
“The first half was not too bad after going a goal down and the players grew in confidence,” said the midfielder, who expects to remain in charge for the trip to Watford on Saturday. “But after we conceded the second goal all belief and confidence drained from the players.
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“They were basic errors you expect to see at academy level,” Britton said. “At the same time, even when you are in a difficult situation you have to remain focused, stay professional and do the right things. I have to be honest, I didn’t see that from all the players.”
Liverpool appeared set for a comfortable home win as soon as Coutinho gave them the lead with six minutes gone. Several Liverpool goals stemmed from errors by the visitors and the breakthrough set the tone, with Ayew tumbling too easily under pressure from Firmino to concede possession cheaply inside the Swansea half. His team paid a swift and heavy price.
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The expected procession towards victory did not materialise until after the interval. Klopp claimed: “Our timing was not good and our formation not good in the first half so we were always a bit too late and that allowed Swansea to play. But even then we had enough chances to have scored two or three goals.” NBA Jerseys For Sale Wholesale NFL Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale NFL Jerseys Nike Wholesale NFL Jerseys Supply Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys Cheap
Mauricio Pochettino asked whether there was a better centre-forward in world football than Harry Alex Stalock Authentic Jersey Kane after watching him inspire a 5-2 rout over Southampton with a record-breaking hat-trick.

Kane will finish 2017 with 39 Premier League goals – eclipsing Alan Shearer’s record from 1995 – while his tally of 56 for club and country during the calendar year makes him the leading scorer in Europe, ahead of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
Kane has made plain his determination to one day rival Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo as the world’s top player and he has achieved that over a remarkable 12 months – during which he has scored eight hat-tricks.
Pochettino said that Kane belonged in the most illustrious of company and, when making comparisons, the Tottenham Hotspur manager wondered whether there was a Al Montoya Jersey more lethal No9. He does not consider either Messi or Ronaldo to be pure centre-forwards.
“Harry is world-class,” Pochettino said. “Of course, Messi and Cristiano are different. Today – one striker in the world, a specific position – who is better than Harry? It’s difficult to say he’s the best but he’s shown to everyone he’s one of the best. Both of his records are massive – to break the Premier League record set by Alan Shearer and then, if you see that over the last seven, eight or nine years, it’s always Messi and Cristiano and now, it’s Harry as well.”
Pochettino noted that a big part of Kane’s challenge now was to maintain his level; to reproduce these numbers over a http://www.eaglesshopfootball.com/Authentic-Harold-Carmichael-Jersey period of years. “Becoming better may be a very small step of improvement but when you are at this level, you need to fight with all your determination to keep at this level,” the Argentinian said.
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“I’ll keep working harder. It’s about finding little per cents to get better and doing things on the training ground to make you better. How have I improved this year? I’d say physically, recovery from games, eating right and looking after my body. We have such a busy schedule but I feel sharp and I feel at my best. I’m getting more experience.” MLB Jerseys Usa NHL Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Supply MLB Authentic Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys NFL
George Weah has lived a very fulfilled life, one in which he has achieved a lot. The only player to win the African, European and world footballer of the year titles in one season – in 1995 – the former Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain, Milan and Chelsea striker has a very secure place among football’s legends.

But that is not enough for the 51-year-old, who remains the only African to be voted as the world’s top player. He is not content to live a quiet life and enjoy the memories of his distinguished career. Instead he is facing the biggest battle of his life – the attempt to achieve his 12-year ambition of becoming the president of Liberia.

Weah goes into the final runoff ballot on 26 December against Joseph Boakai, the current vice-president, after the supreme court threw out a complaint by Weah’s Womens T.J. Oshie Jersey opponents, who alleged the voting process in the opening round of the poll had been tainted by fraud.
The west African nation is still coming to terms with the terrible effects of a civil war in the 1990s and the Ebola virus between 2014 and 2016 that claimed thousands of lives and ravaged its very fragile economy.
“I am called to service for the love of my country and the love of my people,” Weah says at his Coalition for Democratic Change party campaign headquarters in Monrovia. “I want to become president because I think I can do more for my people in this position.
“I know a lot of people wonder why an ex-footballer should seek the http://www.officialsfalconsauthenticshop.com/Takkarist_Mckinley_Jersey_Cheap presidency of the country but no one asks a lawyer or a businessman why they do the same,” Weah went on, clearly irked by critics who say he lacks the http://www.authentictwinshop.com/authentic-9-matt-belisle-jersey.html experience required to deal with the complexities of Liberia’s economic and social issues, which made Derek Wolfe Womens Jersey governance a huge challenge for the outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Harvard University-trained economist who won a share of the 2011 Nobel peace prize.
Weah first sought the presidency in 2005 but lost to Johnson Sirleaf in the runoff. That defeat, and his subsequent election to the Liberian Senate in 2014 – representing Montserrado County, the country’s largest senatorial district – has provided him with what he describes as a “valuable learning experience”.
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Weah’s record in the senate, where he chairs the committee on sport, has been criticised by some Liberians, who claim his attendance and voting record, as well as his contribution to parliamentary debate, has been poor. “My responsibility has been to talk for my people, to discuss their interests … I have achieved a lot, my records are there and my people know my work,” he says in his defence. Wholesale Jerseys Usa Basketball Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Usa Wholesale Jerseys All Discount Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap
The question was harmless enough but the response was revealing. In the King Power Stadium, with the pain of Leicester City’s late equaliser still raw, José Mourinho stared incredulously at his inquisitor http://www.panthersfootballprostore.com/michael-palardy-jersey-for-sale-c-62.html and snarled back without pausing.

“Which line? The line of the captain? Pfff. That’s not a line,” the Manchester United manager shrugged dismissively as he started walking towards the door. “Any more questions? Merry Christmas, eh.”

Even as Mourinho rants go, his reaction to being asked about Paul Pogba’s first Premier League match as United captain was one of the more bizarre matters over which to lose his temper. But this has been a month in which the 54-year-old has been involved in a tunnel bust-up at Old Trafford, walked out of a press conference accusing the media of a lack of respect for Bournemouth, and referred to Bristol City as lucky after a cup defeat. He is growing increasingly frustrated as Manchester City sweep all before them.
Accusing his players of making “childish decisions” in the dying moments of Saturday’s match was an indication that Mourinho is quickly losing patience with some of the senior members of his squad, with Anthony Martial, Ashley Young and Chris Womens Starling Marte Jersey Smalling – forced to play on with an injury because United had no substitutes remaining – the potential culprits http://www.officialvikingsjerseysstore.com/Jerick_Mckinnon_Jersey_Cheap he had in mind.
It brought back memories of his bitter attack on his Chelsea side after their defeat at Leicester a little more than two years ago. On that occasion Mourinho accused his players of betraying him as they suffered a ninth league defeat of the John Kuhn Womens Jersey season despite having won the title a few months earlier – he was sacked two days later. Although there is a long way to go before he reaches that scale of meltdown, there is compelling evidence that the early stages of his notorious third-season syndrome may have arrived way ahead of schedule.
For a manager who has never failed to win the domestic title in his second season at any of his clubs, it is easy to understand why. Even with United starting the second half of the season in their highest position since they won the Premier League in 2013, Mourinho finds his team cut adrift of Pep Guardiola’s City. A lack of professionalism against Leicester cost them, with Martial and Jesse Lingard spurning opportunities to secure a win.
But the withering assessment that there was a “lack of maturity” is unlikely to have been well received in the dressing room, especially by Young, whom Mourinho accused of failing to get his message across. The England international has emerged as one of his most trusted lieutenants, captaining the side on more than one occasion this season, so it was surprising to hear him singled out.
But, as Mourinho admitted so publicly, the armband does not mean much to him. In the George Brett Womens Jersey absence of the club captain, Michael Carrick, Antonio Valencia has been the regular choice for most of this season along with Smalling, with Pogba stepping in on Saturday. Perhaps that is part of the problem?
It is difficult to imagine a United side containing Steve Bruce or Roy Keane succumbing to such a sloppy equaliser against 10 men with the last kick of the match and Mourinho’s inability Germain Ifedi Womens Jersey to relay his instructions to his team via Young when Smalling was injured does not reflect well on the manager’s relationship with his team.
A trusted captain can provide the crucial link between players and manager that appears to http://www.clevelandbrownsauthorizedstore.com/ricardo-louis-jersey-elite be missing at the moment – a role to which Pogba should be perfectly suited. His suspension for http://www.officialducksshoponline.com/authentic-47-hampus-lindholm-jersey.html the Manchester derby was a bitter blow to Mourinho’s hopes of taking the game to City but with the midfielder back in the side it would make sense to entrust him with the captaincy for the long term.

Arsène Wenger has questioned whether Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is any more certain of a starting place at Liverpool than he Art Monk Jersey was at Arsenal, as he reflected on the midfielder’s £35m summer deadline day move to Anfield.

Oxlade-Chamberlain hopes to face his former club at the Emirates Stadium on Friday night, although it is difficult to say with certainty he will be in Jürgen Klopp’s lineup. Since his arrival at Liverpool, the 24-year-old has started five of 15 Premier League games and one of four in the Champions League.

Oxlade-Chamberlain had grown frustrated at being unable to command a regular place at Arsenal and, also, being played by Wenger in a variety of different positions. He wanted a fresh start at Liverpool and the opportunity to carve a niche for Art Monk Jersey himself as a midfielder.
Wenger was asked about Oxlade-Chamberlain’s stop-start Arsenal career; he made almost as many appearances as a substitute in the league as he did in the starting XI. Did Wenger accept that Oxlade-Chamberlain was never sure of his place? “Is he sure of a place there [at Liverpool]?” Wenger said, pointedly. “No? That’s the answer. You are sure of a place nowhere. In a big club, you have big competition for every http://www.nflgiantsofficialonlinestore.com/GIANTS-DARIAN-THOMPSON-JERSEY single place. That is absolutely normal.
“What do you want? To be a big player and not have to fight? What do you want on top of that – sitting in your rocking chair and saying: ‘I’m a big player? I don’t need to fight?’ No. It doesn’t work like that. Every player can do that and Chamberlain does it. I am convinced it’s part of being a top player.”
Wenger did not want to lose Oxlade-Chamberlain and he offered him a new http://www.nashvillepredatorsofficialonline.com/Adidas-Craig-Smith-Jersey contract to replace the one that had been set to expire in the summer of next year. But the manager’s hand was forced, in part, by the club’s determination to keep Alexis Sánchez and Mesut Özil – the other key Terron Armstead Youth jersey players who had one year to run. All three had made it plain that they Lamarcus Joyner Authentic Jersey would not re-sign at Arsenal and the club were never going to risk losing all of them as free agents.
“At the end of the day, I decided to sell one,” Wenger said. “Chamberlain made his decision and we had to find a compromise to get the best possible transfer out of it. I personally think he will be an important player for England and that he will continue to develop.”
At the time of Oxlade-Chamberlain’s departure, his Arsenal teammate, Aaron Ramsey, tweeted that he was sorry to see him go. “Another of our British boys heading on to new things,” Ramsey added. The day before, Kieran Gibbs had moved to West Bromwich Albion while Carl Jenkinson was loaned to Birmingham City.
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“You look at the other teams at the top and you tell me who has played with four players who have been educated in the academy,” Wenger said. “We do that every time we can. It remains the basis of our philosophy. I agree it hasn’t always come off as well as would have liked. But if you look at the last 20 years, we are still one of the teams that have put out more young homegrown players than http://www.officialraptorsshop.com/authentic-17-jonas-valanciunas-jersey.html anybody else.” Cheap NBA Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys NFL Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Baseball Jerseys Custom Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Discount NFL Jerseys
Three weeks ago, before Arsenal lost against Manchester United, Arsène Wenger suggested playing a back three had helped his side combat the counterattack which, of all their many weaknesses over the past decade, has probably been their biggest.

It was a claim that prodded interest at the time and has Donatas Motiejunas Youth jersey become more intriguing only in the days since. The truth of it will be severely tested on Friday as Arsenal face Liverpool, who at the moment are one of the most dangerous counterattacking sides in the world.

If, that is, Arsenal play a back three – which may depend on the fitness of Shkodran Mustafi. When he was forced off against United after the concession of the second goal, Arsenal switched to a back four and proceeded to dominate, before conceding on the counter. There, at least, then was an exception to prove the rule; in the familiar 4-2-3-1, Arsenal were still vulnerable to counterattacks.
The two goals they had conceded early in the game had been the result of needlessly conceding possession followed by a rapid transition, which is not quite the same thing, at least not the classic way of conceding on the counter to which Wenger had presumably been referring. If you Christian Yelich Authentic Jersey give the ball away in your own half when the majority of the team are heading the other way, it doesn’t really matter what formation you play.
The back four remained for the Europa League game against Bate Borisov when Arsenal, with a much?changed lineup, Brandon Doughty Jersey won 6-0. The 3-4-2-1 was back for the game against Southampton. Again Arsenal fell behind early after giving the ball away cheaply. This time Wenger waited until the 64th minute before switching to a back four, again his side dominated, and this time they found a late equaliser.
In the three games since, they have started with a back four. They have not conceded but have scored only twice, drawing at West Ham and beating Newcastle in the league before beating West Ham in the Carabao Cup. In none of those games have they played with anything like the rhythm they managed in their best periods against United and Southampton, but on the other hand neither have they given the ball away stupidly in dangerous areas.
The messages are confusing. Around the United match, Wenger seemed to be hinting that the back three was for everyday use, but that the 4-2-3-1 had a function for chasing games – or perhaps for meetings with sides he expected not to pose much of a threat on the break. Yet if anything, in the games when the 4-2-3-1 has been used from the start, the result seems to have been a loss of fluency.
Not, of course that such matters are just to do with formation. Jack Wilshere played perfectly well against West Ham and Newcastle but perhaps the absence of Aaron Ramsey and the break-up of his partnership with Granit Xhaka has created a slight imbalance in midfield. And a strength of David Moyes and Rafa Benítez over the years has been their capacity to take any work of art and turn it into something less palatable.
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Their decline since reaching the Champions League final in 2006 is in part a financial issue, Arsenal’s inability, particularly as they moved stadium, to cope with the new era inaugurated by Roman Abramovich’s arrival at Chelsea. But it’s also a result of Wenger’s decision to abandon the old ways and start collecting diminutive creators. It is as though a master falconer had suddenly started breeding canaries.

Antonio Conte was publicly glowing in the aftermath, though the hoarseness of his voice betrayed an evening which had proved rather trying. Perhaps squeezing into a semi-final against Arsenal from such an anxious contest may end up being to his advantage. The cavalry may have come to the rescue in stoppage time, but at least the head coach can point to his much-changed side’s spluttering display as further evidence the squad lack the required depth to compete on all fronts. The board may still have to dig a little deeper when it comes to next month’s transfer window.

This proved to be a slog against a spritely Bournemouth team, whose own display improved markedly as the night progressed, and Chelsea’s initial composure degenerated into something more ramshackle. All the early dominance drained away, for all that Ethan Ampadu excelled alongside experienced team-mates at the heart of the three-man defence. The visiting side merited reward and thought they had claimed the extra half-hour when in the confused aftermath of a long throw, Jordon Ibe calmly squared the ball across the penalty area and Dan Gosling, granted too much space by a dithering Davide Zappacosta, http://www.authenticdodgersstore.com/Authentic-Justin-Turner-Jersey whipped a fine first-time shot beyond Willy Caballero.

That had been reward for a one-sided second period when the tightness of the tie had Authentic Jose Abreu Jersey eventually forced Conte Cory Joseph Authentic Jersey to turn to his elite performers. Ultimately they performed to the last, Bournemouth appearing to switch off in anticipation of extra time to permit Chelsea to counter at pace.
There was a sumptuous backheel from Brandon Mashinter Jersey Eden Hazard to flummox Simon Francis, and a finish from Álvaro Morata which squirted under Artur Boruc and into the net. Conte should have been delighted at that, though he missed his first-choice striker being booked for his celebration in the din that followed. It was Morata’s fifth caution of the season and will see him suspended for the trip to Goodison Park on Saturday. “I must be honest, I didn’t see this yellow card,” said Conte as he digested the news post-match. “He’ll be a big loss for us, especially because we have to play a tough game against Everton. It’s a pity, but we have to accept it. Tonight, many players were booked.”
It was a spiky occasion and one which, for all the relief of victory, will have left the head coach privately frustrated. His fringe players had been granted an opportunity but, in truth, the vast majority struggled to take their chance.
Michy Batshuayi’s display was peripheral and after recent ankle problems, rusty in front of goal. Danny Drinkwater’s campaign has been even more disrupted by injury, so perhaps his rather tentative display was to be expected, but there was also the sight of Willian and Pedro fading having been involved in three games in a week. The Brazilian had been bright in the opening Jimmy Howard Womens Jersey period, converting his side’s opener crisply into a gaping net after the impressive Kenedy’s own backheel and Cesc Fàbregas’s square pass. But his sixth club goal of the season was the prelude to a sloppy performance that had Conte fidgeting in frustration on the edge of his technical area.
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No wonder this was the hottest ticket in town; this was a night the red half of Bristol will simply never forget. As the final whistle blew, a sea of Bristol City supporters stormed the pitch while manager Lee Johnson was still recovering after hurtling down the touchline, catching a delirious ballboy in mid-flight before swinging him around his hips, by which time the celebrations were already well under way. Bristol City had deservedly dispatched Manchester United for the first time since 1978, with a brilliant 93rd-minute winner teeing up a date with Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

Korey Smith, the matchwinner who crashed home with only seconds remaining, was mobbed before leaving the pitch “like John Wayne”, according to Johnson while Joe Bryan, the Bristolian and academy graduate, who opened the scoring in equally emphatic style, was carried towards the dressing room. Johnson had urged his players to make themselves heroes but they did that and more, etching their names into history after felling the holders in the sweetest manner imaginable. In doing so, the Championship side have now beaten four Premier League opponents this season, more than both Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion. Another fearless performance like this and they might make that five.

This was always going to be a special occasion, under the lights inside at a sold-out – revamped and rocking – Ashton Gate as the Robins duelled with United for the first time since 1980. The ambition here is to make these meetings a more regular occurrence, Womens Tramaine Brock Jersey with City third in the second tier and vying for promotion. José Mourinho stuck to his word by naming a strong team here although David de Gea and Nemanja Matic did not travel to the West Country. Luke Shaw, however, made his first start since April.
It was Smith – a £350,000 signing from Oldham Athletic – and City’s one change, the incoming former United goalkeeper Luke Steele, who made the greatest impression, with the latter twice superbly denying the substitute Romelu Lukaku. Juston Burris Jersey Smith’s opposite number Sergio Romero, though, was kept more busy during a frenetic first half of action, with Josh Brownhill’s dipping drive forcing him to punch clear early on while defender Hordur Magnusson also went close.
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Aden Flint, who has a knack for coming up with the goods having scored six times already from centre-back this season, did put the ball in the net when poking home after blocking Romero’s goal-kick but the referee, Mike Dean, intervened with the defender already wheeling away. It caused a kerfuffle on the touchline, too, with Mourinho’s assistant, Rui Faria, and Bristol City assistant coach Dean Holden briefly exchanging words.
After the interval, a couple of quickfire late challenges on Paul Pogba and then Anthony Martial presented the visitors with the chance to test Steele. Test him they did, with the City goalkeeper diving low to his right to clear Rashford’s effort. Then City flew forward, with Reid flashing a shot into the side-netting after eluding Victor Lindelof.
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It was an evening when Arsène Wenger was left with a particular regret. Olivier Giroud pulled up in the 76th minute and when the Arsenal striker shot his hand back to the hamstring on his right leg, it did not look good. Wenger suggested the forward would be out for three weeks – in other words, the whole of the congested festive programme.

It was an occasion when Arsenal got the http://www.authenticavalanchejerseys.com/Authentic-Sven-Andrighetto-Jersey job done. It was not pretty and the headline statistic showed there had been only one shot on target throughout the game. It was Womens Wes Horton Jersey a scruffy effort from Danny Welbeck – entirely in keeping with the overall tone – but it made the difference.

David Moyes said that “you certainly wouldn’t call it an Arsenal goal” but nobody in red was complaining, least of all Welbeck. The West Ham United manager bemoaned the space that Mathieu Debuchy was allowed to find in the inside-right channel and when he headed Francis Coquelin’s chipped ball across into the danger zone, Welbeck leapt between Winston Reid and James Collins.
Moyes could not understand why neither of his defenders was able to clear, and the ball broke kindly for Welbeck. From close range and without making a clean contact he bundled it past Joe Hart.
Arsenal have bigger fish to fry and the evidence was provided by Wenger’s decision to give the night off to every member http://www.nflbengalsofficial.com/Authentic-Trey-Hopkins-Jersey of his starting line-up from Saturday’s Premier League win over Newcastle United. The visit of Liverpool on Friday evening looms large.
But after the first whistle had gone on this Carabao Cup quarter-final Wenger wanted to progress just as much as his second-stringers needed to impress. He got his wish. It was hardly a vintage performance against a West Ham team who offered frustratingly little as an attacking force. But it was enough.
Wenger has never won the League Cup in any of its guises Womens Semyon Varlamov Jersey but if he is to reach the final he will have to navigate a punishing schedule. When the two legs of the semi-final are factored in Arsenal face nine matches over the next Mel Ott Jersey 35 days. It is a period, as Wenger pointed out, when he cannot afford to lose players.
Coquelin was also forced off before the end but http://www.officialauthenticgiantstore.com/Nike-Davis-Webb-Jersey.html the manager reported he had suffered only cramp to a hamstring and he should be available for Liverpool. Giroud was the concern. “A hamstring is normally 21 days,” Wenger said. “It looks like he is out for Christmas. We will normally do a scan 48 hours after [the injury] and then we will have an idea of the grade.
“When you hear him the pain is quite big, but the grade is not always linked with the pain.”
West Ham had arrived with confidence, after taking seven points from an available nine in the league, but there was no single moment when they stretched their hosts. As such, it did not seem as if they departed with any regrets.
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More than 90% of female footballers Aqib Talib Youth jersey have considered quitting the game. That is the outcome of the most extensive survey of its kind, carried out by world players’ union Fifpro, which interviewed more than 3,000 footballers at the top of the game for its report, Working Conditions in Professional Women’s Football. The fragility of the foundations on which women’s football is being built has been laid bare.

It has been a tumultuous year for the sport. Huge highs – not least the phenomenal support around Euro 2017 and increasing professionalism across the top of European leagues – have been tempered by a cacophony of national team wage disputes while in http://www.officialcavaliershop.com/authentic-13-tristan-thompson-jersey.html England, the summer success of the Lionesses has been marred by the Mark Sampson saga and exposure of the FA’s inability to handle crisis in the game.
All these things, the good and the bad, indicate the same thing: that women’s football is being taken more seriously than it has been in more than 100 years. Yet the overwhelming majority of players are not working in environments that foster longevity in the game. With 69% of players aged between 18 and 23, huge swathes are being lost before they hit their prime. The reasons for considering leaving early – financial, to start a family, to work, to study, sick of the lack of structure in football – highlight just how hard it is for women at the top to make football pay. A professional playing environment is one thing, but providing players with the http://www.officialroyalsstoreonline.com/Alex_Gordon_Jersey wages, pensions and long-term career Wesley Johnson Womens Jersey opportunities off the pitch that make for a viable future in the game is a long way off.
In England, things are slightly rosier. Where globally the average contract length for players is 12 months (with 47% of those surveyed having no contract at all), in the Women’s Super League it stands at 21 months. Both of these figures, though, are inadequate. It is no wonder players worry about the future when, at best, they can secure two years at a club.
At the same time, an overwhelming majority of players do not earn enough from football to live on, let alone a wage that can offer long-term sustainability. A staggering 50% of those who participated in the survey http://www.authenticlakersstore.com/authentic-22-elgin-baylor-jersey.html are not paid to play at all while almost two-thirds earn less than $600 (£450) a month. And 37% of those paid are paid late.
Again, in England it is brighter, but wages still rank lower for the vast majority of players than would be considered liveable, with the average salary of the 99 surveyed WSL players found to be £749 to £1497 per month. While 26% said their club does not cover their football expenses, just 13% have a retirement fund and 11% have no written contract. It is no wonder, then, that 46% of players across the world said they study while they play and 30% work alongside their football to make ends meet.
The lack of support for players wanting to start a family is equally as damning. A devastatingly low 2% of players have children, a figure that in England drops to 1%. It is the second-biggest reason for leaving the game (behind finance) and a huge part of the lives of so many women, yet clubs seem incapable of providing support that gives players the confidence to believe they can have children before returning to their club and their playing career. Instead we see players hanging up Carlos Baerga Authentic Jersey their boots to start a family, or delaying parenthood for as long as possible to continue playing.
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According to the bookmakers Arsenal are clear favourites to win their Carabao Cup quarter-final with West Ham. They are not the team in form, however. After three matches without a win, the Gunners laboured to a 1-0 victory against Newcastle United on Saturday. The Hammers, meanwhile, have seven points from their last nine. One of those points came against Arsenal, and it could quite easily have been three.

Momentum counts for a lot. But quite how much it is difficult to determine before this cup tie, with both teams having to work out quite how much they are willing to prioritise the competition. Arsène Wenger knows as well as anybody the significance of a trophy in the cabinet. But a top four place remains Arsenal’s priority and, if previous rounds are anything to go by, an inexperienced team will take to the pitch at the Emirates.
Wenger has already confirmed Theo Walcott will return to the starting XI. He went on to justify what are expected to be several changes from the weekend, claiming the fitness of his players remains paramount. “Some players are a little bit on the edge,” he said.
“I think as well that we have so many quality players who did not start on Saturday, so you Paul Krause Youth jersey cannot say that you prefer to play a player who has played three games in six days to a guy who is at the same level and is completely fresh. The players who will start are basically all international players, so that’s why I think [squad rotation] makes sense. You have to show the trust and the confidence that we have in the players.”
David Moyes echoed Wenger’s sentiments almost word for word. “I have been fortunate enough to have been at some big clubs before and you need to win trophies,” he said.
“All the big clubs win trophies but you can’t go about with a 25-man squad and not give other players a game.
“So you will see all the teams make Authentic Joe Nieuwendyk Jersey changes. Those teams will change again later in the tournament because they want to win trophies.” For West Ham, Premier League safety is the priority. At the same time, they are not in a position to turn their nose up at a Wembley appearance (nor can the former Sunderland manager). Moyes insists, however, that any selection dilemma has largely been taken out of his hands, due to the current limitations of his squad.
“The Premier League is a priority but do I want to get to a cup final? 100%, I really do,” http://www.officialfootballfalconstore.com/WOMENS_YOUTH_DONTARI_POE_JERSEY.html Moyes said. “It would definitely boost the club. But with the run of games we’ve got at this moment, and at this time of the year, more important is our injuries and squad size. We don’t have enough players to make wholesale changes. I wish I could say that but I can’t.
“I think the players are ready to go,” he went on. “They are in good spirits, we will pick them back up and wheel them out again and go. Maybe this group needs consistent football. We are still finding out about the players – who can play two or three games in a row and who is not so good at it. Who doesn’t look so good in training the day before but performs on the day of the game. Until you get to know the players and what they are really like it is very http://www.authenticclippersshop.com/authentic-3-chris-paul-jersey.html difficult to judge them.”
Of those likely changes, the most prominent could be Manuel Lanzini, charged by the FA with “successful deception of a match official” after he was awarded a penalty during Saturday’s win at Stoke. Mark Noble will also miss the game with a tight hamstring. Cheap Jerseys For Sale Baseball Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys Paypal Cheap NFL Jerseys Free Shipping
The new manager of Unión Deportiva de Las Palmas is on holiday and won’t be back until Trevor Story Jersey the new year. He wasn’t on the bench at the Estadio Gran Canaria on Sunday and won’t be on the bench at the Coliseum on Wednesday either, while the man who will be there in Getafe knows he’ll be gone by the end of the game: he won’t make it to Christmas – which wouldn’t be that unusual except he only started work at the end of November – and the man replacing him won’t make it until after Christmas. He’s been 9,000km away and wants to spend it with his family first. Then, when it’s over, he’ll begin. And when he begins, they’ll begin all over again. Unless something else happens, http://www.authenticfootballonlinestore.com/los-angeles-rams-c-1574_1658.html and it might be an idea not to rule that out. After all, they’ve got form. Poor form, mostly.

Confused? Not half as confused as they must be.
On Sunday night Las Palmas’s fans turned to the presidential box and chanted for the president to “go now!” but he, like the new manager, wasn’t there. This week, though, he will announce that Paco Jémez is the new coach. Quique Setién walked in June having long felt himself pushed, the relationship with the board broken, tools all but downed, his team slipping from top in week two, third in week four and the edge of Europe at halfway to a final 10-game run that read: won none, drawn one, lost nine. Since then, they’ve dropped to the bottom and will have had four more managers in under five months – and that’s just the ones they’ve actually had. Now maybe they’ll finally get one they really wanted, even if it is on the rebound and a little late.
First there was Manolo Márquez. Next came Pako, then Paquito and now Paco, which pretty much suggests they’re working their way through their address book, but that would at least be a method of sorts.
Las Palmas had an agreement with Roberto de Zerbi to take over in the summer. They couldn’t officially announce him because he was involved in a legal dispute with Palermo, but they said it didn’t matter: they had an unnamed manager who was already signed up and was preparing for the season; his identity would be revealed when a judgement was made at the end of June. The problem was that De Zerbi lost and appealed, the case far from closed, and Las Palmas gave up waiting and promoted Márquez from the B team, who he had taken from the third division to Second Division B. In the meantime, Roque Mesa left for Swansea. Kevin-Prince Boateng returned to Germany but Jonathan Viera wasn’t allowed to follow them out , and Vitolo came on a six-month loan.
It was Las Palmas’s determination to make the Vitolo deal happen, even more than Atlético’s, that forced it through when he had announced he was staying at Sevilla. Six months on, he left Las Palmas without anyone really noticing, the player who had declared that he was going home getting injured and hurriedly heading off to Atlético and a happier place. Perhaps it had been inevitable, right from the start. Perhaps there was something in his signing, a presidential promise, that signalled the path.
“It’s all been a bit hasty,” Márquez admitted when he took over. He had publicly said he would be staying with the B team and the club had no intention of promoting him, but here he was, on the eve of pre-season training, with players identified without him, with others having left, faced by injuries, with planning precipitate and interference unavoidable. Six weeks into the season, his team had won two and lost four and he walked. That, at least, was the way they wanted it to look: this was a sacking disguised as a resignation Womens Allen Barbre Jersey – a constructive dismissal at best. “It’s me,” he said, but it wasn’t. He won two in six; without him, Las Palmas have won one in 10.
There was talk of Fernando Hierro and Aitor Karanka; instead, the former Valencia coach Pako Ayesterán arrived. He lost every game until eventually they got a draw – and, having held on in the absence of a clear candidate to take over, that was when patience ran out. In came Paquito Ortiz, the matchday delegate, appointed on 30 November. Las Palmas kept looking. Paco Jémez, born in the Canary Islands, but raised in Córdoba, manager there from 2010-11, recently returned from Cruz Azul in Mexico and a friend of the club’s president Miguel Ángel Ramírez, turned it down: he loves Las Palmas and would always be there for them, he said as he returned to Spain and to Spain’s media, just not now and, they thought, not ever.
With Pako gone and Paco not coming, Paquito stayed a little longer. Las Palmas thought they had a deal for Lanús coach Jorge Almirón, but with the Spanish Federation refusing authorisation, demanding endless paperwork, they eventually gave up. “The only thing they didn’t ask him for was his blood group,” Almirón’s agent complained. Las Palmas went back to Jémez and this time he said yes but he wanted changes made, players signed and sold, and anyway nothing was getting in the way of his family Christmas, not even http://www.authenticspanthersshop.com/jussi-jokinen-jersey_c-440.html desperation, a place at the bottom of the table, a solitary win in 12 weeks, or survival slipping further away. “You have an open wound but instead of stemming the bleeding, you sit and wait a couple of weeks before going to hospital,” complained one local paper. NBA Jerseys For Sale Jerseys Supply Cheap Jerseys NFL Wholesale NFL Jerseys Free Shipping
Pep Guardiola will discuss a new contract with Manchester City in the summer, with the club believing he possesses the same qualities that led to Sir Alex Ferguson creating a long-term dynasty at Manchester United.

There is an acknowledgement at City that the modern era means elite coaches have a natural cycle of three seasons at the helm yet those in charge at the Premier League’s runaway leaders, who secured their 16th successive top-flight win with the 4-1 victory against Tottenham Hotspur http://www.officialauthenticchargersstore.com/womens_max_tuerk_jersey on Saturday, believe the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager can be persuaded to remain in situ for much longer.
While City do not expect the Spaniard’s reign to match Ferguson’s tenure of 26 and a half years at Old Trafford, it is understood that the chairman, Khaldoon al?Mubarak, alongside the sporting director, Txiki Begiristain, and the chief executive, Ferran Soriano, believe the 46-year-old could establish his own era of domination and success at the Etihad Stadium, and remain in place for a decade at least. His three-year deal ends in the summer of 2019 and he has previously indicated that will be the maximum length of his stay at City.
The news came after it was confirmed that Raheem Sterling was racially abused and attacked by a stranger as he arrived at City’s training base on Saturday, before the Spurs match. A source close to Sterling told the Guardian that, as was reported by the Daily Telegraph, the 23-year-old was kicked and called an http://www.officialbasketballkingstore.com/Justin_Jackson_Jersey offensive word by a man who was waiting for him by the Emmanuel Ogbah Womens Jersey players’ entrance.
Sterling was not injured and the club will speak to the player on Monday to ascertain if he wishes to press charges, although it is believed there is CCTV footage to back up a complaint. On a happier note, Sterling scored twice in City’s latest triumph and one that has further invigorated Guardiola. A 16th successive victory remains short of his best winning run in league football as a manager – 19 consecutive wins with Bayern between October 2013 and Joonas Donskoi Womens Jersey March 2014 – but it may be significant enough to help secure City a third Premier League title.
They are 11 points clear of their neighbours after second-placed Manchester United registered a 2-1 triumph at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.
In Guardiola’s debut season in charge last term, City finished third, 15 points behind the champions, Chelsea. That disappointment forced a serious rethink, making him open to advice regarding how to make the team more successful this campaign. He was given unswerving support by the club’s board and is known to be impressed by the structure of the club. The City Football Academy, which represents a £200m investment by the owner, Sheikh Mansour, was built to develop home-grown players. This is a key element of Guardiola’s philosophy because he is intent on harnessing in-house talent, and he attends as many youth-age games as possible.
Against Spurs, Guardiola gave Phil Foden his league debut, the 17-year-old forward coming on as an 83rd-minute replacement for Gündogan. Foden, who has been at City since he was 10 and was a standout performer for England’s Under?17s during their World Cup triumph this year, has also made his Champions League debut for the Spaniard this season.
“There have been ups and downs, of course, at Bournemouth we won in the last minute, Southampton we won in the last minute,” Guardiola said as he reflected on City’s blistering start. “Last season was last season. This season is completely different. Tottenham Hotspur last season, I think compared to Chelsea, played the best football in the Premier League. I’m quite happy because I think this season started going well in our game in LA against Tottenham in pre-season.
“Our first game in pre-season was against United and we lost [2-0]. The second one was against Tottenham and there we created eight, nine or 10 chances to score loads of goals and we missed a lot. But there we saw all together – the players as well, not just me – that is the way we have to do that. Since then, we’ve maintained that level.”
Guardiola replaced Sergio Agüero with Jesus after 58 minutes on Saturday, which led to the Argentina striker dropping his gloves to the turf in a clear show of disappointment. Commenting on the substitution, Guardiola said: “A manager takes a decision and we win, always Authentic Prince Fielder Jersey you are right. When you don’t win, you make a mistake. Simple as that. Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Custom Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys
When Liverpool purr like this, delighting in every incisive move and swarming all over panicked opponents, it is hard to contemplate the http://www.footballcowboysproshop.com/Kyle-Wilber-Jersey reality Brent Burns Authentic Jersey they are a team only marginally closer to the top of the table than they are the bottom three.

This was a performance to showcase all that is thrilling about Jürgen Klopp’s side, from Philippe Coutinho’s invention to Mohamed Salah’s bite, from rare poise at pace in midfield to the relentless press which left Bournemouth gasping for breath. The scoreline may have given the impression of a http://www.officialredwingsauthentic.com/authentic-72-andreas-athanasiou-jersey.html stroll on the south coast, but everything about the victors was blisteringly energetic.

It was the kind of display to which Klopp will cling in charting a route forward, a standard his team must aspire to reach consistently even if the Premier League title is as good as Manchester City’s already. There are other ways, after all, to make this season a success.
In Coutinho, Liverpool possessed the game’s most compelling performer, the Brazilian operating nominally from the left of a front three and demonstrating all the jaw-dropping attributes which so attracted Barcelona last summer.
Deflecting interest from the hierarchy at the Camp Nou may become the Merseyside club’s principal objective next month, so dazzling was his performance here: there was a free-kick thumped against the woodwork, a whipped assist for the fourth, and an opening goal of such beauty as to set an upbeat tone.
The game was approaching the midway point of the first half, with Bournemouth’s spells in possession only ever fleeting, when Coutinho collected from Ragnar Klavan and exchanged passes with the excellent Andrew Robertson on the flank. The forward used the left-back as a decoy at his side as he Tyler Eifert Jersey drove at the home team’s back-tracking defence, the 25-year-old darting inside Simon Francis, http://www.authenticbruinsproshop.com/authentic-67-jakub-zboril-jersey.html bamboozling Lewis Cook, then finishing sharply inside Asmir Begovic’s near post.
The entire move was played out at breakneck pace. It was his 10th goal of a season that was supposed to have been wrecked by that unfulfilled summer move to La Liga, but there would be Authentic Lorenzo Mauldin Jersey regular reminders of his quality on the ball, and the joy he injects into so much of Liverpool’s play.
“It was a nice goal,” Coutinho said through a rather sheepish post-match grin. “Everyone enjoys to play. The manager sometimes changes it, but everyone gives their best and that’s good for Liverpool.”
It was Sadio Mané’s turn to sit out this rout, the Senegalese unused on the bench while Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Devan Dubnyk Womens Jersey Salah had their fun. Opponents are increasingly clued up to the Egyptian’s prowess these days, so impressive has his return to the Premier League proved to date, but few seem capable of nullifying him.
Klopp described Salah’s reward here, with his team’s third just before the interval, as “world class”, as Alex Oxlade?Chamberlain slid a pass down the right for Salah to collect, cut inside Charlie Daniels and Nathan Aké, and find the far corner with a shot. The skill involved was almost implausible, yet made to look matter-of-fact. That, in itself, is an indication of proper pedigree. The fact Salah already has 20 goals from 26 appearances merely emphasises the point.

Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool are competing to be “the best of the rest” behind Manchester City because the Premier League title race is over.

Liverpool trail the unbeaten league leaders by 18 points after 17 games and their manager admits only a dramatic loss of form can stop Pep Guardiola’s team. Klopp also discounted Manchester United’s championship credentials, claiming José Mourinho’s side are not genuine challengers despite sitting second in the table. “This season nobody is really fighting any more for the title,” the German said.

Klopp insists he is being realistic rather than defeatist and that finishing above United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in Womens Paulo Orlando Jersey the Premier League, or beating City in the Champions League, remain “fantastic targets” for Liverpool. He drew parallels with the 2012-13 season when his Borussia Dortmund team finished 25 points behind Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga but lost narrowly to their arch-rivals in the Champions League final at Wembley.
“If you make your own targets because of your neighbour then you can never move on,” said Klopp of City’s flying start to the season. “If you want to have the nicer garden, the nicer garage or the nicer car then you will always be a http://www.officialjaguarsnflproshop.com/YOUTH+A+J+CANN+JERSEY little bit behind. You have to make your own targets and go for http://www.officialsanfranciscogiantsshops.com/WOMENS-PABLO-SANDOVAL-JERSEY.html it. You face the other team twice a season, maybe in the FA Cup for the third time or in the Champions League for a fourth and fifth time. That’s probably possible. That’s the only moment you should be concerned about them or think about them.
“We cannot chase City, like we could not chase Bayern that season but we could have beaten them in the Champions League final 100%. We were not worse; it was an open http://www.texansprosshop.com/Kareem_Jackson_Jersey_Cheap game and nobody saw in this game a team 25 points ahead. We didn’t play a bad season, we got to the Champions League final and had some of our best moments in our life in that campaign.
“This season nobody is really fighting any more for the title. I don’t think United are. We will all try to come as close as possible but if City doesn’t http://www.officialathleticsproshop.com/Coco_Crisp_Jersey have any drop then they will probably win it so does that mean all the others have to stop? To be the best of the rest could be a fantastic target. So it is to try to have the best position in the table which for us for the last – I don’t know how Authentic Ondrej Palat Jersey many years – is probably third or second.”
Liverpool, who visit Bournemouth on Sunday, are fifth in the league and their manager maintains the biggest difference between his team and Guardiola’s is not Joel Armia Authentic Jersey quality but consistency. He insists consecutive home draws against Everton and West Bromwich Albion is no reason to doubt Liverpool’s ability.
Klopp added: “Yes, City are ahead of us at the moment but our performances show we could do it if we bring them often enough on the pitch. That’s what we are thinking about. I can’t imagine why we would think about things that would disturb our development. We know we could have won the last game but we didn’t. Teams ahead of us won games like this. We didn’t have a lot of situations so far this season where we say: ‘Wow, that was a lucky situation.’ Not giving the penalty, not seeing the handball, not having offside goals against us. We could still say we won 3-2 at Watford but we didn’t because of a goal that should have been disallowed. Now we have this situation.
“If we had four points more it would look completely different, we would be three points behind United. Everything is fine. I cannot make the biggest difference about drawing twice even when I don’t like the result. You cannot be that disappointed after Everton that you theoretically cannot perform in the next game. If you win you don’t celebrate for five weeks after so it makes no sense to suffer for five weeks if Jaroslav Halak Youth jersey you draw.”
The manager has denied Naby Keïta could move to Anfield next month. Liverpool have agreed a club record £48m fee to sign the RB Leipzig midfielder next summer, paying a premium to secure his signature in advance, and Klopp confirmed the deal could not be brought forward. “No, he is a player of Leipzig,” he said. “There is an agreement with the club that he will come in June or July to Liverpool. Of all the things Leipzig have said, they said they do not have to sell any player so we don’t think about it.” NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys From China NHL Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys For Sale Cheap NFL Jerseys China
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