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Leicester boss welcomes Chelsea FA Cup draw

first_imgLeicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers was pleased to draw Chelsea at home for their FA Cup quarter-final. Rodgers and Vardy The Foxes booked their place in the last-eight with a 1-0 win over Birmingham City at the King Power on Wednesday. “We’re happy to be at home and we’re happy to be in it, which is important,” he said. “That was the idea for tonight.Advertisement Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith “At this stage of the competitions, you’re going to come across really good teams, so we’re delighted to be at home. Read Also:Iheanacho reacts after Leicester City progress into FA Cup quarter-final “It’ll be a good game. Whoever we got, it was going to be a tough game. Chelsea had a great result and a really good performance. We’ll relish the game at home and we’ll be fighting to get to Wembley.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

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European clubs rule out further changes to Champions League

first_imgBy Brian HomewoodGENEVA, Switzerland (Reuters) – Europe’s biggest clubs do not want any more changes to the Champions League in the next few years, they said yesterday, promising to avoid a repetition of the ‘soap opera’ which surrounded the competition last year.UEFA last year announced significant changes to the competition for the 2018-21 cycle, rearranging the group-stage slots in favour of the four top-ranked leagues — in effect Spain, England, Germany and Italy — at the expense of the smaller ones.The decision came amid reports that the biggest clubs had held talks over the creation of a so-called Super League if they did not get their way, and was criticised by some of Europe’s smaller leagues who said they had not been consulted.Andrea Agnelli, who was appointed chairman of the European Club Association (ECA) yesterday after Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stepped aside, said he did not envisage further changes for the subsequent 2021-24 cycle.“I am comfortable in stating that the majority is in favour of the Champions League as it is, and also for the 21-24 cycle, and that will give it some stability going forward,” Agnelli, the chairman of Italian champions Juventus, told reporters.“We are not expecting a soap opera going forward as the Champions League cycle is pretty much set for 2021-24.”Although Agnelli’s comments may put paid to further talk of a breakaway, they could also frustrate those who were hoping that last year’s changes could be reversed.Agnelli said he agreed with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin that the rich-poor divide in European football needed to be addressed, although not at the expense of further growth of the biggest clubs.“We want a competition that is interesting and we want to see games that reach the last minute with the result in the balance,” he said. “Stronger teams becoming stronger is not an issue but there are elements that need to be addressed.”Agnelli said he was not concerned about possible overspending by clubs in the transfer market during the summer, despite Paris St Germain smashing the record by splashing out 222 million euros (£203.67 million) on Brazilian forward Neymar.“If the system is healthy, those transactions are fair. This year’s numbers just confirmed the growth rate we had for the past seven years,” he said.He also suggested that UEFA’s break-even rule known as Financial Fair Play needed to be re-written, having achieved its initial goals of cutting overdue bills and overall losses.“As a manager you should be looking at the balance sheet and value creation in the long term, and not the Profit and Loss statement,” he said.“The P & L was the perfect tool to address the overdue payables and the overall losses of the system. Now that has been tackled, what are the best set of rules going forward?”last_img read more

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Syracuse looks to iron out play against Colgate before heading into NCAA tournament

first_imgBefore Sunday, Syracuse was more than a month removed from its previous loss, and was riding a six-game winning streak that had saved its season.But after Sunday’s defeat, which awarded Notre Dame the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship, that run is no longer.“It put a little chip on our shoulder,” SU faceoff specialist Austin Wentworth said. “We have something to fight for, instead of being relaxed. “We can’t lose any more games. We need to treat every game like it’s the national championship.”Syracuse pulled off a furious last-second victory over Duke on Friday, but couldn’t repeat the magic against the Fighting Irish two days later, ending the torrid stretch of play that’s pushed the Orange back into the national discussion. No. 4 Syracuse (10-4, 2-3 ACC) has one more regular-season chance to reclaim some momentum to spark a run in the NCAA tournament, a 4 p.m. date with Colgate (9-6, 4-4 Patriot) in the Carrier Dome on Saturday. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Another loss could move us down. It’s an important game for us,” SU head coach John Desko said. “We just don’t want to go into the playoffs with (another) loss on our schedule. We know we’ve got our hands full come Saturday afternoon.”Syracuse’s seniors will play their final guaranteed game in the Carrier Dome against an upstate New York foe that peaked at No. 16 four weeks ago, but has since dropped out of Inside Lacrosse’s top 20. Although SU and the Raiders haven’t met in five years, they share a rivalry that dates back to 1921.“A lot of people think of it as an easy last game for Senior Day, but I like the route we took with a nice upstate rivalry,” senior faceoff specialist Chris Daddio said. “It’s a good game coming off a loss in the ACC championship to kind of find ourselves again. We still have a lot of work to do and this is a good game to do it.”Following the Orange’s 21-7 loss at Duke on March 23, Syracuse was two ACC losses away from going winless in its first year in the league. The team’s hopes of reaching the conference tournament were fading, and SU needed to provide substance to complement its top-ranked strength of schedule for the NCAA tournament selection committee. With SU’s back drawing closer and closer to the wall, the blowout loss at the hands of the Blue Devils lit a fire underneath the Orange, which pieced together six consecutive victories to qualify for the ACC tournament and boost its résumé for the national tournament.The last of those victories, the miraculous comeback against Duke, highlighted a weekend of three thrilling ACC showdowns.“They were some of the best lacrosse games all year,” Daddio said.But just two days after SU felt the excitement of a down-to-the-wire win, Notre Dame turned the tables on the Orange.The ACC trophy wasn’t SU’s most sought-after accomplishment of the year, but still one it wanted. When Notre Dame goalie Conor Kelly saved Kevin Rice’s potentially game-tying shot with three seconds left, SU players fell to their knees in anguish. Now they have to get back up for the rest of the ride.“Colgate’s a good team, so it’ll be a good transition from ACC play back into the playoffs,” senior goalie Dominic Lamolinara said. “But we can’t overlook them. I don’t think we’re going to.” Comments Published on May 2, 2014 at 4:38 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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