& # 39; You would finish it there and then & # 39 ;: Brendan Rodgers calls for demolishing FA Cup repeats when Leicester faces shortened winter break when they pull the fourth round collision in Brentford
Brendan Rodgers has joined the call for FA Cup to delete plays for Leicester's fourth round at Brentford on Saturday.
If the match ends in a draw, the two-week winter break for all Premier League clubs does not exist for Leicester, because they must tackle the championship in a replay, between league games against Chelsea in February 1 and at Wolves on February 14.
Leicester are third in the league and are also involved in the Carabao Cup, where a victory in the semi-final second stage at Aston Villa on Tuesday will be enough to place in secure the final.
Both Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola said that FA Cup tires should be arranged at the first time of questions and Rodgers agrees.
He said: Ideally there would be no repetition, you would finish it there and then with a penalty shoot-out. Absolutely.
& # 39; [The winter break] was not really a break, because if you get a repeat, you play a match that week.
& # 39; And then we play on Friday [at Wolves] when it could have been on a Sunday. & # 39;
Rodgers believes Jamie Vardy back could be on time for Leicester & # 39; s winner takes all Carabao Cup semi-final against Villa.
Vardy damaged a glute during the 4-1 win over West Ham on Wednesday and will not appear.
Rodgers is likely to rotate heavily at Griffin Park, especially with the Villa game just three days later. With the side of Dean Smith from the FA Cup, they have a free weekend.
The Leicester boss has challenged his players to secure their own break by doing the job on Saturday.
He added: & # 39; We always put together a team that we think could win. We clearly have a big game on Tuesday at Villa, so the reward is that if you do your work, you get an extra few days for free.
& # 39; If you don't do that in one way or another, you are naturally in for the Chelsea competition and getting ready for the replay. & # 39;
Carlo Ancelotti & # 39; calls Napoli star Allan & # 39; in an attempt to seduce midfielder to reunite in Everton
Carlo Ancelotti has stepped up his bid to reunite with Allan by personally calling the Napoli midfield star.
Napoli is supposed to be willing to allow the 29-year-old to leave this month after the arrivals of Diego Demme and Stanislav Lobotka.
But the report claims that the Everton hierarchy is reluctant to do business this month.
PSG remains interested in the days of Allan in southern Italy that seem numbered.
He has been a member of the club since 2015 and has performed 195 performances in almost five years.
& # 39; It would be great for everyone & # 39 ;: Liam Plunkett calls on Sky to definitively release Cricket World Cup when England reaches the showpiece
- The Women & # 39; s World Cup & # 39; s ratings dwarf cricket equivalent this summer
- There has been debate about whether Cricket World Cup should be free-to-air
- England Seamer Liam Plunkett suggested that it would be positive if it were shown
An audience of 11.73 million tuned in to live coverage of the BBC of the semi-final of the women's football world championship on Tuesday, when England lost to the US. The average figure was 8.8 million, which has reduced the number of people viewing the cricket.
& # 39; It's always nice to be on a larger platform, & # 39; said Plunkett, who is expected to play in the semi-final on Thursday against Edgbaston against India or Australia.
He told BBC Radio Five Live : Hopefully people tune into [the final].
& # 39; It would of course be great to have as many people watch as possible – we feel that we have built something special here as a team. It would be nice to go all the way and watch large numbers at that final if we come through and win. I'm not sure if they're going to do it, but it would be great if everyone could see it.
& # 39; When you play for England, you are the pride of the country and you want people to have access to it and see it.
& # 39; I'm not sure if it's going to happen but for the boys, you want as many people as possible to look at it. & # 39;
Sky says a peak of 1.78 million watched England & # 39; s match against India last week, but refused to tell Sportsmail what the average figure is for all nine of their group matches.
They claim that comparing a 90-minute football game with a nine-hour cricket broadcast is misleading.
Plunkett later went to Twitter to claim that he was quoted incorrectly
Jurgen Klopp wants FA Cup shake-up when Liverpool boss calls for replays to be dumped in favor of penalty shootouts and says smaller club should always play at home
- ] Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has called for all FA Cup repeats to be canceled
- The German is concerned that the domestic calendar is burdening players
- Klopp also favors a format where lower-ranked clubs can play home tires
Jurgen Klopp wants everything FA Cup is playing and is being replaced by a classification whereby lower-ranked clubs can automatically play tires at home.
Now the German has called on the football association to take a drastic step. Klopp said: "Is playing in the FA Cup? No, penalties.
& # 39; The usual explanation against this is that the smaller teams have a chance to win the repeat when they get home. Then give them the home game in the first place.
"Go there, play there. If they beat us: “Congratulations. Go for it. & # 39; But things like this are being played again. It's just another game on television. But who watches these games? That is the place where we must begin. "
Klopp was vocal at the weekend in his criticism of a decision to move the Africa Cup of Nations to January. He said it will influence his thinking to buy African players in the future.
Klopp is also concerned about FIFA's plans to introduce a 24-Club World Club Cup in China in 2021, but knows that Liverpool will be attracted by the money offered.
& # 39; But the semi-final of the two-legged Carabao Cup has nothing to do with money, & # 39; he added. & # 39; Nothing. It is not OK, these games are not OK. And that is not about money.
Ask one of the teams involved in the semi-final what they think the second stage is another race in that period.
& # 39; And then you can win a competition. If you win it is great, if you lose nobody remembers that you were in the final.
"Yes, it's silverware and that's great. But you pushed the boys and we never think about that. The Football League and the FA must talk and find a solution, only internally.
"Every year we do the same. We talk about it at this stage of the year and then we don't talk about it the rest of the year.
"We now have seven games in a week and so we start talking about it. So we're just talking now because it's that time. & # 39;
Klopp said at the weekend that he felt sympathy for Harry Kane after the attacker Tottenham and England had sustained a major hamstring injury.
Since then, Marcus Rashford of Manchester United has been diagnosed with a double stress fracture of the back – attributed to too much football.
Klopp even suggested that he would like to take a salary reduction if it meant fewer games.
& # 39; It is a strange situation because we are asking for fewer games and we would get less money, & he said.
& # 39; But I am ready, I can say it here. & # 39;
Conor, if you want to do it, let's do it. If not, then I have to, man … & # 39 ;: Jorge Masvidal calls Conor McGregor AGAIN after the victorious UFC return of Irishman while focusing on July
- Jorge Masvidal has called Conor McGregor after his comeback at UFC 246
- The Irishman destroyed Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds to kick off his 2020
- Now BMF title holder Masvidal has urged him to reach an agreement in July on a possible scrap]
Jorge Masvidal proclaimed Conor McGregor and told him to stop & # 39; flirting & # 39; for a possible money-spinning competition between the pair.
McGregor enjoyed the perfect comeback to the Octagon after destroying Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds in Las Vegas on Saturday, and the 31-year-old immediately invited his rivals to fight on step out and challenge him, saying: & # 39; Any of these little mouthfools can get it & # 39 ;.
But BMF title holder Masvidal has once again led his word war with & # 39; Notorious & # 39 ;, claiming that he does not want to face him and encouraged him to make a date.
& # 39; All I know is that he doesn't want the fight, so I don't give up anymore, I move on from that fighter, & he told the MMA Show of Ariel Helwani.
& # 39; This guy doesn't want the fight. I'm not here to tease it.
& # 39; This guy does not want to fight the man f * king. Let him be. As soon as he gets the trilogy with Nate [Diaz]god bless him, do my brother. I can't give ** less. & # 39;
McGregor has been associated with a few major rematches – one against Floyd Mayweather after the unbeaten welterweight teased fans with a photo with the text & # 39; Mayweather McGregor 2, 2020 & # 39; . Another has been argued against Khabib Nurmagomedov, who defeated him by submission in 2018.
American hunter Masvidal claims that the Irishman is talking and insisted that he will not wait there if & # 39; the tiger needs to be fed & # 39 ;.
& # 39; There he could have cut the sickest promo of all time, the things he said. I do not think so.
& # 39; And I personally, the tiger, must be fed, so I have to go into the cage with someone who is already bored to me, no f ** king fights. & # 39;
He urged him to & # 39; to stop flirting & # 39; and sit down with his team to arrange a date, with a possibility at the beginning of July.
& # 39; Stop flirting and bring it together, man. July 6, international fighting week. I know that March is already booked, May is Brazil, all these things. So I think the July International Fighting Week would be a good time to hold the biggest event in the history of sport.
& # 39; So Conor, if you want to do it, let's do it, bro. If not, let me know, I have to do the man. & # 39;
A rivalry between the couple is warming up, with Masvidal wearing the same Versace dress McGregor before fought Mayweather in 2017.
And after becoming the Irishman on Saturday night & # 39; Cowboy & # 39; Cerrone had seen off, Masvidal teased his potential opponent and he tweeted & # 39; saw what to see & # 39 ;.
UFC President Dana White has previously claimed that a fight between the couple is a & # 39; bad idea & # 39; and urged him to wait.
He said: & Conor also has this idea that if things don't go his way and he [doesn’t] gets the fight [with Khabib] he has had 170 fights in his pocket again and [is] a [Jorge] Masvidal fight contemplating.
& # 39; I think everyone knows what I think. I think it's a bad idea.
& # 39; Conor is being bullied when I say it's a bad idea and he says, "You think I can't beat Masvidal?"
& # 39; I'm not saying you can't beat Masvidal. Everyone can beat someone on a certain day, but why? Why go after that fight when you might just be able to wait? & # 39;
& # 39; Figures are incorrect & # 39 ;: LaLiga boss Javier Tebas calls on UEFA to punish Manchester City for alleged infringements of the Financial Fair Play
- Manchester City becomes investigated by UEFA about Financial Fair Play infringement
- LaLiga president Javier Tebas wants the Premier League club to be severely punished
- Thebes stood that both Man City and Paris Saint-Germain had questions to answe
Manchester City must be punished by UEFA for financial & # 39; doping & # 39; because their & # 39; figures are incorrect & # 39 ;, LaLiga president Javier Tebas has repeated.
Tebas has previously accused City and Paris Saint-Germain of & # 39; ruin the entire system & called for them to be thrown out of the European league.
City is currently being investigated for possible violations of the rules of Financial Fair Play, with the threat of Champions League expulsion still being a possibility.
They are ready to play in next year's competition, even while awaiting their fate, but, speaking ahead of those developments, Tebas claimed: & # 39; Of course, a sanction must be imposed … I know the numbers from Manchester City, where their income comes from, and those numbers don't match to a certain extent. & # 39;
He added: & # 39; One of the most important problems in European football is related to (financial) doping. Because if we have clubs that are funded by states, that has an impact on salaries. & # 39;
Both Abu-Dhabi-managed City and Qatari-supported PSG have been examined with regard to FFP rules, which are designed to prevent clubs from spending more than their means.
& # 39; I think in some cases (UEFA) some FFP cases have been handled appropriately and for that they have to be congratulated, but there are two specific cases, Manchester City and PSG, which I believe not be handled correctly, & Tebas said.
& # 39; That is not only my opinion, it is also members of the UEFA financial committee who thought it was a good idea to case reopen. & # 39;
At the launch of LaLigaTV, Tebas also accused UEFA of not enforcing & # 39; of compliance.
PSG was freed from misconduct in 2018, but City was referred to UEFA's Club Financial Control Body after allegations they blew up the value of a sponsorship deal in what was claimed as an attempt to enforce FFP rules bypass and mislead.
City strongly denies the accusations.
Both she and UEFA refused to comment.
LaLigaTV, the special 24/7 channel with all LaLiga competitions, is available for SKY residential and commercial subscribers on Channel 435 and Virgin TV customers on Channel 554 via Premier Sports.
Pep Guardiola sensationally called for English football to scrap one of its cup tournaments on Monday.
England was hit by serious injuries to strikers Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford this month and Manchester City Boss Guardiola blames the number competitions in ruthless domestic planning, claiming authorities have ignored complaints from managers about the well-being of players.
& # 39; I am not surprised (by recent injuries), & # 39; Guardiola said. "With that number of games, players are destroyed. That is normal. Kane and Rashford are incredibly important players for England. The big managers cannot complain because it is normal for this to happen.
& # 39; It is not sustainable. We demand a lot from the players, it is too much. We told them when we were in the Premier League. They have to think about it, but all managers have finished it and they don't care.
"Eliminate competitions, take them out. Fewer games, fewer competitions, fewer teams, more quality, less quantity. In the Bundesliga there are 18 teams not 20, a cup not two. In Spain they have a break.
"The fans go to the theater, to the cinema, to restaurants. People can live without football for a while – that's no problem. It is too much. & # 39;
The city manager's proposal to remove the gong for EFL President Rick Parry, who admitted that the future of the Carabao Cup & # 39; clearly worrying & # 39;
As revealed by Sportsmail revealed Last August, EFL clubs feared revenues could fall by 30 percent in the coming years, and cleaning up their flagship competition would further affect those projections.
Guardiola's comments are of particular interest given City is one game away from reaching a third consecutive Carabao Cup final and are intending to strictly defend their FA Cup crown after last season's domestic treble.
The 49-year-old also mocked next month's spot where every top flying club misses a weekend in an effort to relieve fatigue. Instead of traveling in a camp with warm weather, the City players have been given a full week off to recharge.
Guardiola said sarcastically that the year should be extended to 400 days to meet the needs of the FA, Premier League, UEFA and FIFA. He is concerned about the effect of international competitions without any pre-seasons.
"We're going to rest for a week in February, but then we have 72 games in a week, so it's kind of weird. But people thought about it, & he added.
"The players arrive at the euro and play with the national teams doing their best, and then (back here) after no more than 20 days because the company, the show, must continue.
"The players suffer. They want to do well and the clubs have a lot of pressure to win or to qualify for the Champions League. We push and push. The body says stop, it's enough. & # 39;
Meanwhile, La Liga president Javier Tebas has called on UEFA to punish City for financial & # 39; doping & # 39; because their & # 39; digits are incorrect & # 39 ;.
The city is currently being investigated for possible violations of the rules of Financial Fair Play, with the threat of expulsion from the Champions League still being a possibility.
They play in next year's competition, even though they are waiting for their fate, but, anticipating those developments, Tebas claimed: & # 39; It is clear that a sanction must be imposed … I know the figures of Manchester City, where their income comes from and to some extent do not add those figures up. & # 39; : & # 39; One of the most important problems in European football has to do with (financial) doping. Because when we have clubs that are funded by states, that has an impact on salaries. & # 39;
Both City and PSG have been examined with regard to FFP rules, which are designed to prevent clubs from spending more than their means.
& # 39; I think in some cases (UEFA) some FFP cases have been handled properly and for that they have to be congratulated, but there are two specific cases, Manchester City and PSG, which I think are not treated correctly, & Tebas said.
& # 39; That is not only my opinion, it is also members of the UEFA financial committee who thought it would be a good idea to reopen the PSG case. & # 39;
PSG was freed from misconduct in 2018 but City was referred to UEFA's Club Financial Cont role after accusations they inflated the value of a sponsorship agreement in what was claimed as an attempt to bypass FFP rules and deceive.
City strongly denies the accusations. Both she and UEFA refused to comment.
& # 39; We are quite naive at the moment & # 39 ;: Alexandre Lacazette calls on his Arsenal teammates to & # 39; nastier & # 39; to be in front of huge Chelsea clash
- Gabriel Martinelli broke the deadlock for the Gunners against Sheffield United
- John Fleck grabbed an equalizer with seven minutes to go to the Emirates
- Alexandre Lacazette hopes they can learn from it in an attempt to win more competitions
- Mikel Arteta & # 39; s side is 10th in the Premier League and Chelsea is against
Gabriel Martinelli broke the deadlock for the Gunners but John Fleck grabbed an equalizer with seven minutes to go.
Lacazette hopes they can learn from the draw in an effort to win more competitions for this campaign.
The Arsenal told ahead RMC Sport : & # 39; They weren't very dangerous, but these competition summarizes how we are this season.
"We win the competition but we cannot get it over the line.
" We are currently quite naive. We need to be more dirty and consistent in the 90th to 93rd minute of competitions.
& # 39; Especially if we can do better than this. We have the required players. It is a pity. & # 39;
Mikel Arteta's side is tenth in the Premier League and faces Chelsea on Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.
& # 39; Why is he still there? & # 39 ;: Chris Sutton renews his call to Gordon Taylor to step down as PFA chief amid the charity watchdog's investigation into the union
- Gordon Taylor has led the PFA since 1981 but agreed to step down last year
- The Charity Commission is currently investigating the charity arm of the players' association
- The watchdog said it had launched an investigation into the PFA about & # 39; serious concerns & # 39;
- Chris Sutton said that Taylor there & # 39; immobile & # 39; , but hoped he would finally leave
Chris Sutton has renewed his call for Gordon Taylor to resign as Chief Professional Footballers & Association, after the Charity Commission launched a new investigation into the charity arm of the players' union.
The charity watchdog has started a legal investigation of the PFA because of & # 39; serious concerns & # 39; after an initial evaluation.
The new probe, described by the Commission as & # 39; the most serious intervention & # 39 ;, has the power to disqualify trustees, of which Taylor is £ 75 million a year, .
Taylor has been PFA CEO since 1981, but 10 months ago agreed to resign.
On Wednesday evening, Sutton, a Sportsmail columnist and vocal critic of the PFA, said: & # 39; Why is he still there? & # 39;
Sutton said: & # 39; He has built a power base around him and seems to be immobile, but perhaps this is ultimately the one. The Commission has looked at the PFA for a long time.
& # 39; The fact that this still happens a year later tells you everything you need to know. & # 39;
The research, which focuses on the Professional Footballers & Association Charity (PFAC) is expected to look at Taylor's salary.
PFA Chairman Ben Purkiss, whose revelations to Sportsmail in 2018 prompted the investigation, welcomed the development. " from the Commission underlines the seriousness of the investigation into the PFA charity. "
& # 39; Thanks for the full circle moments & crazy unexpected journey & # 39 ;: former English international Eni Aluko recalls time for her 18-year career
- The 32-year-old announced retirement on social media on Wednesday morning
- Eni Aluko started her senior career in Birmingham and won trophies
- She won three FA Women & # 39; s Super Leagues with Chelsea between 2015 and 2018
Former England International Eni Aluko has called time for her 18-year career
The 32-year-old announced her retirement on social media on Wednesday morning.
& # 39; My dear friend football, it is time to hang up my boots and take out a professional football player, & # 39; she wrote in addition to a link to a full letter on The Players & Tribune .
called & # 39; Thank you football for everything you have given me and taught me. Thanks for the full circle moments & crazy unexpected journey. & # 39;
Aluko started her senior career in Birmingham and won the FA Women & # 39; s Super League three times with Chelsea and Serie A and Coppa Italia with Juventus
The attacker earned 102 caps for the lionesses between 2004 and 2016, in which she scored 33 goals.