I didn’t call Sanchez a cheat, insists Pulis

first_imgA. Sánchez I didn’t call Sanchez a cheat, insists Pulis Rob Lancaster 19:03 29/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Alexis Sanchez Arsenal 2017 Getty Images A. Sánchez Premier League West Bromwich Albion Free-kicks are almost as dangerous as penalties, the WBA manager said, arguing referees should take more care in key decisions around the box Tony Pulis insists he did not call Alexis Sanchez a cheat, but the West Brom manager wants all officials to “be absolutely spot on” when awarding free-kicks in the future.The Baggies boss was furious when referee Bobby Madley blew for a foul on Sanchez in the opening minutes of Arsenal’s 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium on Monday.Pulis – who also felt his side were denied a clear penalty after Shkodran Mustafi caught Jay Rodriguez when the score was still 0-0 –  accused the Chile forward of simulation during his post-match interview with Sky Sports. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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. Speaking ahead of West Brom’s home game with Watford on Saturday, the Welshman made clear it was not a personal attack, but his honest appraisal of the incident.”I didn’t call him a cheat – I said the incident was cheating,” Pulis told the media.”Simulation is cheating, whoever does it. In the modern game, with the players technically so good and the ball so light, free-kicks around the edge of the box are almost as dangerous as penalties.”Referees and officials should take that into consideration. Giving free-kicks in those areas have to be absolutely spot on.”They talk about being correct with penalty decisions, that it’s a 100 per cent call; anything around the box that they’re not sure on, they shouldn’t give. I was disappointed [after the Arsenal game] but that game has moved on now.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Sainsbury: I want Aussie to coach us in Russia

first_imgAustralia Sainsbury: I want Australian coach to lead the Socceroos at World Cup Kieran Francis @kieran_francis Last updated 1 year ago 05:10 12/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Trent Sainsbury Socceroos Australia World Cup The defender hopes a local candidate is in charge for the green-and-gold’s trip to the World Cup and beyond Socceroos centre-half Trent Sainsbury says he is keen for an Australian to be given the national team job long-term, and believes the World Cup experience shouldn’t be handed to a foreign manager.Football Federation Australia have commenced their search to replace Ange Postecoglou and are widely believed to be favouring an overseas coach to lead the team to Russia, before a local coach assumes the role after next year’s showpiece.However, in the first strong statement by an Socceroos player on the coach hunt, Sainsbury told 20Four that he wants an Australian to take over the role long term, and hinted that his former Central Coast Mariners mentor Graham Arnold would be his choice. 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 “My preference would definitely be an Australian coach,” Sainsbury said.”I think if they are going to go Aussie they have to go for the long term – this World Cup, next World Cup (Qatar 2022) and the Asian Cup (2023) after that.”People probably say I’m biased if I said Graham Arnold.”If they go international, it will just be for the (2018) World Cup – I don’t think they should take it through to the (2019) Asian Cup.”Why give this experience to a foreign coach when you can give it to an Aussie to have this experience and put that on their CV?”Graham Arnold Sydney FCPostecoglou stepped down as Socceroos leader after securing qualification to Russia with a 3-1 aggregate victory over Honduras in the intercontinental playoff earlier this month.The FFA have said they won’t be rushed to appoint a successor with the team’s next match not until the international window in March next year.It’s not the first time Australia has been in this situation with both Guus Hiddink and Postecoglou appointed Socceroos coach in the months before the 2006 and 2014 World Cups respectively.last_img read more

Salmans Kick 2 to go on floors next year

first_imgMumbai: Superstar Salman Khan will soon be back as Devil in “Kick 2”, which is expected to go on the floors next year. “Kick” released on Eid 2014, and filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala shared an update about the second instalment of the film. “It’s a nostalgic day today. It’s been five years to ‘Kick’ today and I have started penning down the second instalment. The first draft is concluded,” Nadiadwala said. “The second draft is in its initial stage and I am personally excited for this journey to begin, as much as fans are to witness it. The Devil will return soon,” he added. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka The film will mark the return of Salman as Devil (Devi Lal Singh), a thief with a purpose. The first part also featured Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. “Sajid and his writing team is taking things extremely slow, to ensure that part two lives up to expectations,” said a source close to the development. According to a source, Salman’s character in the film is deeply layered, and “there’s a lot about him that has been left to explore”. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna “Devil’s character is extremely unpredictable. That is precisely what makes his role unique. Sajid will explore this side of the character in part two,” said the source. The filmmaker is working overtime on the script to ensure the film is ready to kick off next year. Once the script is finalised, the team will go on a recce for location sites. “The shooting spots will be decided as per the demand of the script. Much like part one, even the sequel will be set in India and abroad.” Apart from Salman, other members of the cast will be decided shortly.last_img read more