James McArthur: Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew doesn’t get credit he deserves

first_img Pardew marked his one-year anniversary as Palace boss with a 3-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday but the loss was a small blotch on an otherwise remarkable 12 months. When Pardew took over, the Eagles were 18th in the table and without a win in eight league games but he steered them to a 10th-place finish. They now sit seventh, with an outside chance of securing Champions League football. “It wasn’t really like us,” McArthur said. “We didn’t stay in the game or do things we normally do. We made it too easy for Chelsea. We’re disappointed with the way we played. “It was one of my worst games for Palace. We need to move on and I need to move on fast. Just on the ball, not good enough, off the ball a couple of times they ran off me and got chances. “I’m obviously disappointed, everyone is really down.” It was the third consecutive match Palace have failed to score in as Pardew’s side again missed the attacking threat of Yannick Bolasie, Dwight Gayle and Connor Wickham, who are all injured, and Yohan Cabaye, who was suspended. The Eagles are keen to add creative reinforcements in the transfer window but McArthur believes the side will also improve when key players return. “Anywhere in the team you welcome additions. It’s competition for places and we need to be making good performances every week and by making more additions we’ll do that,” McArthur said. “As a team we also need to do more going forward. You look at any team in the league and you take two of the top performers out – if you took Costa and Willian out of Chelsea they would look a different side as well. “We’ve got Yannick coming back soon, Gayle, Cabaye – if you look at the names I’ve just mentioned they’re big names for the club.” Palace face Southampton in the FA Cup third round on Saturday in a repeat of last year’s fourth-round tie when the Eagles won 3-2. “It’s a really big game for us, we want to do well in the cup competitions,” McArthur said. “We need to take confidence from the win last year. We’ll pick ourselves up this week and be ready to go again.” Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur hopes Alan Pardew’s success continues to go under the radar as he fears bigger clubs may soon come calling for the Eagles manager. Press Association Uncertainty continues to surround the managerial positions at Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City but reports suggest those clubs would all overlook the likes of Pardew for a more high-profile name from abroad. McArthur admits the former Newcastle boss does not get the credit he deserves in England but is happy for that to remain the case if it means he stays at Selhurst Park. “He’s been unbelievable,” McArthur said. “To come in when the club were in a relegation battle, and not looking great to be honest, he’s turned it around and made a really good side. “He probably doesn’t get the credit he deserves but that’s probably a good thing for Crystal Palace. “We don’t want him to get too much credit and start getting linked with big jobs. “I’m not really concerned about that because he’s a great manager for Crystal Palace and we want him to stay here as long as he can.” Palace struggled to keep pace with Chelsea on Sunday as Oscar, Willian and Diego Costa sealed a comfortable win for Guus Hiddink’s side. last_img read more

Man City’s De Bruyne Suffers Knee Injury

first_imgManchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne is having tests on a right knee injury suffered in training on Wednesday.City said the extent of the injury suffered by the 27-year-old Belgium midfielder is “not yet known”. In 2016, he missed 12 games after injuring his right knee during an EFL Cup semi-final victory over Everton.De Bruyne was City’s player of the season last term, scoring 12 goals and providing 21 assists as his side won the Premier League and EFL Cup.City, who began their title defence with a 2-0 victory at Arsenal, next play Huddersfield at home on Sunday.They then face matches away to Wolves and at home to Newcastle before an international break.Their fifth match of the season is at home to Fulham on 15 September, with their first Champions League group game to take place on 18 or 19 September.City broke several records in 2017-18, including reaching 100 points, winning 32 matches and scoring 106 goals.Speaking to BBC Sport in a wide-ranging interview to be broadcast during Football Focus on Saturday, De Bruyne said City “will never have a season like last year” as they attempt to become the first Premier League champions since 2009 to retain the title.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Women’s basketball: Badgers fall short to Hoosiers, extend losing streak to eight

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team (5-16, 0-8 Big Ten) couldn’t outlast Indiana (15-6, 5-3 Big Ten) in their game at the Kohl Center Sunday resulting in a 78-54 loss.The Badgers hung close for three quarters and were even able to snatch the lead in the third, but eventually succumbed to the Hoosiers’ onslaught in the final period of play. Wisconsin found themselves fighting from behind in the second half after concluding the first down by six. But with the aid of a couple of three pointers from guards Roichelle Marble and Suzanne Gilreath, the momentum changed hands.Riley Steinbrenner/The Badger HeraldWomen’s basketball: Wildcats await reeling Badgers in EvanstonThe University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team could be looking at an 0-9 start in the Big Ten as they Read…It was still anybody’s ballgame as the final minutes of the third quarter ticked away, but Indiana had already begun their charge. They scored five straight as the Badgers tiredly stumbled, unable to retaliate as they had done so zealously all period long.By the time the fourth quarter rolled around, Wisconsin had completely lost its touch. The Badgers ended up only scoring three points while the Hoosiers poured in 21. Among their mistakes, Wisconsin could not limit their fouls. They committed a season-high 27 that forced Indiana to the line 18 times in the fourth quarter alone.Riley Steinbrenner/The Badger HeraldWomen’s basketball: Struggling Badgers look for turnaround win against solid Indiana teamThe Wisconsin women’s basketball team (5-15, 0-7 Big Ten) will play their second straight game at home Sunday as they Read…The theme of inconsistent scoring persisted for Wisconsin, as only junior guard Cayla McMorris reached double figures. An encouraging sign for the Badgers going forward, McMorris, their leading scorer on the season, was revitalized in her efforts. She scored 13 points going 6-13 on the day.Turnover disparity manifested itself accordingly on the scoreboard. Indiana scored 20 points off of Wisconsin’s 17 turnovers, while the Hoosiers only gave the ball away seven times.Considering the major midseason slide they’ve been on, Sunday’s loss was yet another poignant reminder of the potential that this young Badgers squad has.last_img read more

Danica Patrick shuts down troll blaming her for breakup with Aaron Rodgers

first_imgYou know when you build something up in your head and as a result, there’s probably no way it could be better than that…… last night proved that theory wrong! Red rocks was better than my limited imagination. Because it goes beyond a view or idea…….it’s a feel and feelings are the key to any deep emotion. It was epic! We had a blast with @onwordjourneys and @offcamberbenbarnes watching @trevorhallmusic (@emoryhall and family were so fun and welcoming) and @nahkobear! 🙌🏼🌕 and had some full moon energy to go with it!A post shared by Danica Patrick (@danicapatrick) on Jun 17, 2019 at 9:18am PDTLast month, Patrick unfollowed Rodgers on Instagram, which led to speculation of a rift between the two. Days later, Patrick’s rep confirmed to E! News that she and Rodgers were “no longer together.” Patrick circled the comment and shared it on her Instagram Story, writing, “If we let what one person thinks of us be our reality, we are doomed. Realize that what someone says to us has a lot more to do with their own wounds and reality than ours.” View this post on Instagram Danica Patrick/Instagram RELATIONSHIP TIMELINE: Danica Patrick and Aaron RodgersThe former NASCAR driver and Green Bay quarterback ended their relationship in July after dating for two years. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/2/e0/danica-patrick_bvt1wqj4gup71vgl0ubei6xkt.png?t=-568885805&w=500&quality=80 Danica Patrick took to Instagram on Monday to call out a commenter’s remark about her split with Aaron Rodgers.”At 38, its over for you in the relationship world with high value men,” the person wrote. “From a failed marriage to failed dating clearly you have a problem dating.”last_img read more