Villa fans on Twitter react to Hogan talks

first_imgAston Villa fans on Twitter are split over the merits of signing Brentford striker Scott Hogan.The Bees have entered talks with their Championship rivals over a potential sale, with Crystal Palace also making an enquiry.Villa had previously been in for Middlesbrough striker Jordan Rhodes, and some of their fans are not sure Hogan is an improvement.Would rather #AVFC spend the money on Rhodes instead of Hogan— Marcus Patterson (@beefro1980) January 31, 2017Hogan been prolific for half a season…. Rhodes been prolific for 5 years…. let that sink in for a minute or two #avfc— villaparkb6 (@villaparkb6) January 31, 2017What makes Scott Hogan more appealing than Jordan Rhodes,Rhodes has scored at this level and below and years— Shaun Beasley (@shaunbeasley98) January 31, 2017If we weren’t prepared to pay 9 mil for Rhodes why pay 15 for Scott hogan, madness #avfc— Jamie Hughes (@jamiebarthughes) January 31, 2017Does anyone rate Hogan? Apart from his recent goals he has struggled with clubs and injuries. Price tag seems very high for him. #avfc— Mark Patton (@MarkPatton7) January 31, 2017But others said they preferred former Rochdale man Hogan, given he is on the way up in his career.Signing Scott Hogan would be a good deal. Better all arounder than Jordan Rhodes. #AVFC— Matt Lynch (@mattlyynch) January 31, 2017Would have hogan over Rhodes any day of the week #avfc— Dayll (@beeza88) January 30, 2017Scott hogan looks decent, much rather him over Rhodes tbh⚽️— Tom (@tom_comerford2) January 30, 2017I would prefer scott hogan but if the lad doesnt really want to come and is waiting for someone else then rhodes is the better option #utv— david (@davidhunt80) January 31, 2017   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Sharks’ Martin Jones is playing his best hockey of the season

first_imgST. PAUL, Minn. — Apparently, leapfrog is a game that adults can play, as well.The Sharks continued their game of tag with the Calgary Flames on Monday, moving back into first place in the Pacific Division and the Western Conference by extending their winning streak to five games in Minnesota.The Flames jumped back into first place on Sunday by beating the Vegas Golden Knights one day after the Sharks took the penthouse suite with a win over the St. Louis Blues. Both squads are desperate to …last_img

Kurtenbach: Three big questions for the Raiders ahead of cut day

first_imgThe Raiders’ preseason was littered with questions. Every day seemingly brought a new one.Few of them seemed to actually be about football.But with Antonio Brown’s dueling sagas seemingly quelled, the Hard Knocks cameras packing up, and the Canadian field conversion rate (100 to 80, we learned) paid, the Raiders can turn their attention to their Week 1, Monday Night Football showdown with the Broncos at the Coliseum.Yeah, yeah, yeah, the Raiders still have one more preseason game — but if …last_img

Here we go: Just like old times, Federer vs. Nadal in France

first_imgView comments Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue The only time Federer won the French Open, in 2009, he didn’t need to face Nadal, who was knocked out in the fourth round by Robin Soderling. That’s one of only two losses for Nadal in 93 career matches at the place.There was very little drama in Nadal’s quarterfinal victory this time, a 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 stroll against No. 7 Kei Nishikori, who went through a pair of five-setters the past two rounds.“He didn’t let me play how I wanted to play,” Nishikori said, “and especially if I’m not fresh, it’s not easy to stay with him.”Federer vs. Wawrinka, meanwhile, lived up to the billing, a 3½-hour tussle between a couple of guys who won a Davis Cup title and Olympic gold medal in doubles together.Coming in, Federer held a 22-3 edge head-to-head, but Wawrinka knew this: All three of his victories had come on clay, including four years ago in the same round, on the same court.They were locked in a taut fourth set at 3-all when clouds grew thick and charcoal-colored. Thunder rumbled nearby. It was difficult to see, because there are no artificial lights. Play was suspended as a storm arrived. But it didn’t last long.When action resumed, Federer needed only 10 minutes to take control, getting his second break of the match by smacking a big cross-court forehand to a corner that Wawrinka couldn’t handle. It was 5-4, and Federer only needed to hold serve to end it.That turned out to be a tad complicated.He double-faulted for the only two times of the entire afternoon, once on his second match point. He was forced to deflect a break point for Wawrinka, doing so with a serve-and-volley winner. And then, finally, on his third match point, Federer closed it out with a volley, then hugged Wawrinka at the net.“A tough, tough one, for sure,” said Wawrinka, who was coming off the longest singles match of his career, a 5-hour, 9-minute victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Just like old times.Federer put away Stan Wawrinka after a 75-minute rain delay Tuesday, converting a break point for just the second time in 18 chances and quickly wrapping up a 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 victory over his friend and Swiss countryman to reach the semifinals at Roland Garros.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAnd what a showdown comes next: Federer vs. Nadal for a spot in the final.“Always,” Nadal said, “a big match.” LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Duterte wants probe of SEA Games messcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:08Smash hit? 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Rob Foldy/Getty Images/AFPPARIS — Roger Federer knew when he returned to the French Open that, if things went exceedingly well, he eventually would find himself face-to-face with Rafael Nadal.Here we go.ADVERTISEMENT Wawrinka credited Federer, saying, “It was important to be aggressive, to be inside the court, and he did that better than me.”Attacking the net at any opportunity, Federer won the point on 41 of his 60 trips forward. It’ll be fascinating to see whether he does that against Nadal, too.“I’m looking forward to the test,” said Federer, whose last major semifinal was at last year’s Australian Open.The quarterfinals on the other half of the men’s draw are Wednesday: No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 5 Alexander Zverev, and No. 4 Dominic Thiem vs. No. 10 Karen Khachanov.One women’s semifinal is set: 26th-seeded Johanna Konta vs. 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova.Konta eliminated 2018 runner-up Sloane Stephens 6-1, 6-4, grabbing 21 of the last 22 points she served, to become the first British woman in the French Open’s final four since Jo Durie in 1983.The unseeded Vondrousova beat No. 31 Petra Martic 7-6 (1), 7-5.Until this year, Konta had entered the clay-court major four times, losing in the first round each time.So she has gone from 0-4 before 2019 to 5-0 over the past 1½ weeks.“I’ve always said that whenever I step out onto the court, I’m always going to have a chance. I’m always going to have a shot,” Konta said. “I don’t think any player on tour can go on court against me and feel like they’ve definitely got it.” They are two titans of tennis, with Federer holding a men’s-record 20 Grand Slam titles, and Nadal next with 17.Nadal, who won 11 of his trophies in Paris, has gotten the better of their rivalry over the years, leading 23-15 overall, 9-3 at majors, 13-2 on clay and 5-0 at the French Open, including four finals.“My next opponent is not too bad. He can play on clay, unfortunately,” Federer joked to the crowd at Court Suzanne Lenglen.They haven’t met at Roland Garros since 2011. Federer, who has won their most recent five matches, last entered the field in 2015, when he lost to Wawrinka in the quarterfinals. He pulled out with a bad back in 2016, then skipped the entire clay circuit in 2017-18.“If you to do or achieve something on the clay, inevitably, at some stage, you will go through Rafa, because he’s that strong and he will be there,” said Federer, at 37 the tournament’s oldest semifinalist since 1968. “If I would have had a different mindset — to avoid him — then I should not have played the clay.”ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Kevin Durant out for Game 3 of NBA Finals ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more