Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal is certainly a character, and his press conferences are often “colorful” to say the least. Earlier this season, he called a reporter “a fat man” and labeled another reporter “pathetic” on a different occasion.Follow paulmbanks
Manchester United have advanced to the FA Cup Final where they’ll take on Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium in twenty days time. The Red Devils could well be on their way to the first trophy of the Louis van Gaal era, but will that be enough to save the Dutchman from the sack?
No, according to reports that we’ve heard and seen all season long as United’s Champions League chances for next season continue to dissipate. Van Gaal himself though insists the opposite. He says he’ll return for the third and final year of his deal, whether there’s an FA Cup triumph or not.Follow paulmbanks
Chelsea star Eden Hazard and Interim Manager Guus Hiddink have made it known that they do not want Tottenham Hotspur to win the Premier League title this season. That talk certainly adds some spice to this London Derby. The Blues will get their wish as Spurs will officially be eliminated from the title race with the very next Leicester City win.
If the Foxes win at Manchester United on Sunday, then the title race will be officially done.Follow paulmbanks
Chelsea star Eden Hazard and Interim Manager Guus Hiddink have made it known that they do not want Tottenham Hotspur to win the Premier League title this season. That talk certainly adds some spice to this London Derby.
The Blues will get their wish as Spurs will officially be eliminated from the title race with the very next Leicester City win.Follow paulmbanks
The Indiana Hoosiers are obviously a basketball school, not football. However, IU does have a very explosive offense and they’re quite apt at producing NFL talent at the offensive skill positions, especially at running back.
The Chicago Bears selected Indiana running back Jordan Howard in the fifth round (150th overall pick) of the 2016 NFL Draft on Saturday afternoon at the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University in Chicago. Along with Tevin Coleman, who was drafted in the third round by the Atlanta Falcons in 2015, this is the first time since 1990-92 (Anthony Thompson, Ernie Thompson and Vaughn Dunbar) Indiana running backs have been taken in consecutive drafts.Follow paulmbanks
Manchester United drew 1-1 today at home versus Leicester City, putting off the Foxes Premier League title celebration for at least a day. However, the Red Devils really needed to take all three points today in order to stay in the race for top four and UEFA Champions League qualification.
Arsenal won yesterday, so United need to keep pace with the Gunners by continuing their trend of playing very well against the top of the table. (At least, that’s the narrative we’ve heard much of this season, that United excel against the best, and with Jamie Vardy out, three points were there for the taking on paper)Follow paulmbanks
Why Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal loves to play Marouane Fellaini so much, over the likes of better, more efficient players, we’ll never know. Your top 10 trending terms on Twitter this morning included: Fellaini, Rojo, Lingard, #Leicester and Vardy.
Why Fellaini? Because he once again made a dirty play that could lead to a match ban, and Twitter users ripped him to shreds over it.Follow paulmbanks
Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge could be moving on from Anfield this summer, and Paris Saint-Germain has been a rumored destination. Sturridge has reportedly been considered a potential replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic at PSG, should Ibra move on, according to the Sun.
Today Sturridge made some comments that cast doubt on his future with Liverpool.Follow paulmbanks
It’s hard to concisely summarize the fifth draft of Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie, because this one was such a mixed bag. Their first round pick, Safety Karl Joseph of West Virginia was definitely a big reach?
Or was it?
Not when you find a guy who fills a need to solidify the pass defense. Likewise with the two Big Ten Defensive Ends, Jihad Ward of Illinois and Shilique Calhoun of Michigan State.Follow paulmbanks
By this week, all the soundbites for every NFL draft prospect now run together into an indecipherable word salad. Actually, it all becomes gobbedly-gook well before this week, due to the over-usage of cliches. All the Draftniks do it:
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Mike Mayock, and Jon Gruden most of all. Gruden speaks with a much higher buzz word/NFL draft catch-phrase per sentence percentage than anyone. If I sat down and watched Gruden’s “QB Camp” show again, this list would be four times as long.Follow paulmbanks
Louis van Gaal said at his match preview news conference yesterday that he believes a Leicester City Title would be great for the Premier League. He also said that Manchester United will try to delay that from happening of course on their own turf.
Yes, that’s the main story line here- a Leicester City win at Old Trafford gets them the Premier League title.Follow paulmbanks
It’s Man United injury report time. Set your fantasy and daily fantasy lineups accordingly. Manager Louis van Gaal said Friday at his weekly press briefing that a Leicester City title would be good for the league, but that he’ll do everything in his power to stop it from happening on home field. When United host Leicester tomorrow, a win gets them the title.
Amazing! a 5,000-1 shot at the beginning of the season. Van Gaal said Friday that he saw their rise coming.Follow paulmbanks