& # 39; It is a concern for all of us, let's hope they both get stuck & # 39 ;: Newcastle boss Steve Bruce expresses concern over contract twins with brothers Matty and Sean Longstaff
Steve Bruce fears losing Matty Longstaff in the midst of Newcastle midfielder running contract tangle.
The 19 year old is without contract in the summer and is now free to talk to foreign clubs.
Matty Longstaff, younger brother of teammate Sean, made his first team debut against Manchester United in October and scored the winning goal.
But talking about a new deal after his breakthrough never came true, and Bruce said, "It's a concern for all of us, of course it's that." I hope we can fix that, really.
"But nowadays they have the power, the players. We often see it now, also with young players.
"I hope there is some common sense. No one has played more games than he was at the age of 19. & # 39;
The Magpies would owe a compensation package of only £ 400,000, he moves to a club outside the UK.
Sean Longstaff has also talked about a new deal, but there has been little progress and Bruce added: & look, we always want to keep your best young players, especially if they are Geordies, of course. Let's hope they both get stuck. & # 39;
Matty Longstaff's deal ends July 1, but Sean is currently bound by a contract until 2022.
Longstaff only made his senior debut under Steve Bruce in the Carabao Cup in August, and scored a memorable winner against Manchester United two months later.
The 19-year-old has performed 11 times this season and scored three times in that period.
His second attack on the club was also against Manchester United, the first goal in a 4-1 defeat, before he scored in the FA Cup victory over Rochdale.
He was also first covered by England under 20 in November, in a 4-0 win over Portugal.
Harry Kane & # 39; s absence of injuries is a major concern for England for Euro 2020 … his presence DOES DOUBLE their target threat and like Marcus Rashford and Tammy Abraham have huge boots to fill
- ] Harry Kane is unlikely to return to Tottenham's training in April at the earliest
- The striker has a hamstring tear and may not appear again this season for Spurs
- It is a big blow to Jose Mourinho, but also to England and Gareth Southgate
- The figures show that the Three Lions are much more effective at playing van Kane
The striker tore his hamstring during the defeat against Southampton on New Year's Day and the original prognosis of an absence of six weeks is far too optimistic.
Four months is the minimum time that Kane needs to return to the Spurs training. Retrieving the field will take even longer, as his manager confirmed this week.
& We expect him to be until half a early April is out, May, next season. I don't know, & Mourinho admitted.
It is a huge blow to Spurs in their search for a finish in the top four in the Premier League. But it's just like a big blow to England and their hopes for Euro 2020.
The importance of Kane for Gareth Southgate's team is clear, with the leader of the Talismanic figure then they reached the semi-final of the World Cup in 2018.
The 26-year-old left that golden shoe tournament after his six goals in Russia, and his 32 goals in 45 games have already brought him to number 6 on the top scorers list of his country.
There are further indications that his presence on the field is the key to success for the Three Lions.
Under Gareth Southgate, with Kane in England, scored no fewer than 71 goals in 28 games. That amounts to an average of 2.5 goals per match.
That's more than double their record without the Tottenham ahead, with only 16 goals in the 13 games of Southgate & # 39; s played without the No 10 since taking the lead in 2016.
|With Kane||England under Southgate||Without Kane||28||Games||13|
|2.5||Av. Targets for||1.2||28||Targets against|
|1||Av. Targets against||0.4||64 percent||Win Percentage||46 percent|
There is also a stronger emphasis on defensive tasks when he is absent. On average, England will award a goal to a match when Kane enters the field, but that drops to just 0.4 per match if he doesn't.
The most telling thing, however, is the win rate of England with the Spurs man at the top. Southgate has won 64 percent of the matches in which he could call the striker.
In absence, it drops to 46 percent, while England wins only six of the thirteen games he missed.
His goal is also the kind of goals that he makes so difficult to replace.
His late head against Tunisia in Russia set the tone for a memorable World Cup campaign while it was his late intervention against Croatia that sent England to the final of the Nations League.
Although his large boots can be filled, Southgate has a number of options.
One option is Marcus Rashford, who was in good shape for Manchester United this season and scored 14 teams in the Premier League. With 38 caps already in his name, he would appear to be the most likely star to take the lead if Kane & # 39; s lack of fitness would prevent him from starting competitions this summer.
Rashford is certainly not the only Englishman in shape either in the top flight.
Tammy Abraham enjoyed a breakthrough season under Frank Lampard in Chelsea, with the 22-year-old who scored 13 teams in his 22 appearances. He took his first England goal against Montenegro last November and will be hungry for more.
Another name looking for a place in the Southgate team is Danny Ings. After finally overcoming a number of injury problems that hampered his time in Liverpool, the 27-year-old 14 teams netted Southampton to help them drag out of the relegation swamp.
Raheem Sterling offers another dangerous option at the top after he netted five of England's eight Euro 2020 qualifiers last year.
If Kane cannot prove his fitness on time, there are options. But all parties hope that it will not come to that.
PAUL NEWMAN: England's spinning problem is a major concern and shows a lack of quality that could haunt Joe Root & # 39; s side
- England is probably playing the first South Africa test without a specialized spinner
- Only Jack Leach seems a viable option for Joe Root's side
- Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid are on the suburbs of the team and it is unlikely that they will return
- There is a lack of quality in the English game that is a major concern
It seems more than once in New Zealand now. England seems to have decided that the best way to take 20 wickets and win a test with the Kookaburra ball in overseas conditions is without the variety brought by a specialized spin-bowler.
And that is a major concern. Not so much in height in South Africa where the seam is invariably king, but for when they go to Sri Lanka in March for two tests that will weigh enormously heavily on the new – and inadequate – world test championship.
When England won 3-0 in Sri Lanka last year, Joe Roots seemed like & # 39; total cricket & # 39; To pay dividends, the crucial part of their success was handling three wicket spinners in Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid and Jack Leach. But only Leach still stands a little more than a year later as a viable red ball option, and even his stock has fallen – with the ball, if not with his unlikely batting heroics – because England now feels that he is struggling away from the angry carriers from Taunton and the subcontinent.
Meanwhile, Moeen has abandoned Test cricket after losing all the red ball confidence and it seems to be playing in the Pakistan Super League when England is in Sri Lanka, while the damaged right shoulder of Rashid can no longer meet to the demands of the longer game
Elsewhere the cupboard is disturbingly bald. England brought the young leg spinner Matt Parkinson to New Zealand and here, but he seemed almost completely ineffective against the newcomers of South Africa Invitational XI in Benoni and only marginally better against South Africa A.
Throw the net wider and a county game that relegates Championship cricket to the margins is not conducive to producing red-ball spinners. Another leg-spinning hopeful in Mason Crane is on the comeback trail after an injury, while Surrey Amar Virdi is perhaps the most promising of England & # 39; s fate, but he's another thought to be too raw for international cricket.
The lack of options and an admission from England that Parkinson's is likely to be a passenger on this tour was emphasized by the decision to call Dom Bess as cover, even though he seemed more like an all-rounder. are in two tests against Pakistan in 2018.
A crumb of comfort is the impression that Bess has made here since his emergency call after participating in a spin-bowling camp in Madras, led by Sri Lanka legend Rangana Herath.
Certainly, England coach Silver is impressed by Bess in England and even if he doesn't play here, as it seems to be, his dash will be with Craig Overton to spend Christmas here on the sidelines instead of at home, have not been in vain.
Where the answer comes from someone's guess but new The coach of England, Silverwood, insists that the planning is underway to ensure that England has the running and fast bowling tools to get the Ashes back in Australia in two years. And he is hopeful that the new spin coach Jeetan Patel will have a major impact.
There may be sympathy for Moeen & # 39; s attitude, because England did not extend his full central red-ball contract after his dropping last summer. He can therefore hardly be blamed for trying to compensate for the estimated £ 500,000 deficit by signing up for franchise cricket, instead of dropping everything and running back to Test cricket once England's cap went into his hand . But he remains the best bet in both the long and the short term.
One thing is certain. For all Silverwood's diplomatic and kind words about Parkinson's on Monday, England would not perform this test without a spinner if Graeme Swann was still playing. It is about their lack of options and not about the conditions.
Gareth Southgate has cause for concern because England is struggling to find a location for a Euro 2020 warm-up conflict against Romania with a plan to harass in the north while Wembley is out of business
- ] England plays the final Euro 2020 warm-up against Romania at home
- However, a location is not confirmed with St James & # 39; Park and Anfield are excluded
- Wembley is not considered with a northern land sought by the FA
The FA no longer has options for hosting England Final European Championship warm-up match against Romania with Newcastle & # 39; s St James & # 39; Park was now excluded due to field fears.
Sportsmail revealed last weekend that Anfield is not being considered for the June 7 contest because Liverpool insisted on banning journalists from the sun over the historic coverage of Hillsborough.
With Wembley not available due to preparations for hosting the euro, Gareth Southgate wants a northern ground to build support prior to the tournament in which England will play all their group matches in London before a possible return to the capital for the semi-final and final.
But Old Trafford and Etihad Stadium in Manchester have busy programs & Goodison Park is unsuitable due to outdated facilities.
The FA has held talks with Newcastle, but St James & Park organizes rugby league & Magic Club – May 6-24, Magic Weekend – six Super League games over two days for fourteen days – leading to fear of the field will not have recovered.
A final decision is expected in February. The other England friendships for next year have been completed, with Italy and Denmark visiting Wembley in March and Southgate & side traveling to Austria on June 2.
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Sportsmail understands that the rain is getting heavier, and that while the main event will not be affected, there may be an interruption of the undercard.
The long-awaited rematch takes place in a stadium with 15,000 seats, but the rain falls in Diriyah and while there is a small roof above the ring itself, none of the spectators will be under cover.
That is made clear by early images prior to the fight of spectators seeking cover under umbrellas and wearing ponchos while the rain keeps falling.
It is assumed that there is a 78 percent chance of precipitation at 9 p.m. – when the ring walk will take place – but the main fears of civil servants lie not only in the wind but
However, there must be a 72mph clock, there is every chance that the undercard will be canceled, while a single lightning flash will be sufficient to complete the long-awaited rematch to cancel.
] A reservation date has been colored for early 2020, but that is the uld represents a huge anticlimax after an unprecedented build-up of the fight.
Construction on the 15,000-seat arena began just under two months ago with 175 dedicated employees and workers making sure that it all was eady in time
Diriyah is located on the northwestern outskirts of the Saudi capital Riyadh and is located in a location that experiences about 17 days of rain a year.
Real Madrid is worrying & # 39; very concerned & # 39; about Eden Hazard for El Clasico, because he still uses crutches to walk after being injured by Belgian teammate Thomas Meunier in PSG collision
- Eden Hazard sustained the leg injury on November 26 and had to be picked up
- Real Madrid originally expected Hazard to stand on the sidelines for 10 days
- with the problem
Hazard sustained the injury in a result of PSG defender Thomas Meunier – his Belgian international teammate – in Real & # 39; s Champions League clash with the French team on November 26.
He was expected to be disabled for 10 days, but according to Cadena Cope He still uses crutches to walk and is in pain.Real Madrid & # 39; s concern about Eden Hazard's leg injury grows with El Clasico approaching
Tests performed on Hazard are excluded from bone and joint injuries.
Real plays Barcelona on December 18 and there is a concern that Hazard would miss the first Classic since joining the Spanish giants.
Meunier said he had tried and failed to get hold of Hazard to apologize for hurting him after their clash with the Champions League, which ended in a 2-2 draw.Thomas Meunier (left), Hazard & # 39; s Belgian teammate, hurt the attacker when Real met PSG
In the French outlet La Derniere Heure Meunier said: & # 39; I am frankly sad. I tried to contact him immediately after the game, but I could not reach him.
& # 39; Apart from that, I saw two or three of his teammates who said he had taken a decent blow. I crossed my fingers, that's not so bad.
& # 39; If there is a player that I really don't want to injure, that's Eden. & # 39;
NASSER HUSSAIN: Joe Root is back after a hundred in Hamilton, but the workload of the English captain is still a concern
- Joe Root hit 114 not 278 balls ahead of him 17th test century for England
- England reached 269-5 before the rain ended on the day of the second test
- Another question about whether his captaincy is in the interest of England
- Liverpool can be set to play 14 games in 43 days fighting on five fronts
- But Andy Robertson claims it fixture complements their success
- Callum Smith earned his win over John Ryder, but the scorecards were amiss
- Ryder was successful in the fight, which should have been rewarded by the judges
- Fans can only hope that Smith for the opportunity will rise against Canelo Alvarez
- The Liverpudlian says he & # 39; the fear factor & # 39; needs to perform at its best
- A bomb from World War II was found a few meters from West Ham's London Stadium
- The bomb was excavated this week during work on apartment development
- There are now concerns that the game of West Ham against Arsenal can be postponed
There is no doubt that Joe Root is a phenomenal batsman and nobody has questioned that. The question has always been whether the captain is of crucial importance in his interest or in the interest of England.
What happens in this test will not answer that, but encouragingly, the longer he struck on the third day, the more he went back to the technique that served him well for most of his career.
I have always felt, even when he experienced a failure in the Axis that Root should not change that technique drastically, because when I coach children, I always tell them that Root is the one who must emulate.Joe Root raises his club after reaching his century against New Zealand on Sunday
He has the best time of all modern batsmen in England and the only thing that went wrong, as it happens in an international career, is that he is a bit out of the only recently and had temporarily lost its timing.
Root had begun to move early with his foot movements and as a result he was planted in the fold, while when all is well, he just taps his foot, gets into position and leaves.
So I did not agree with the work he had previously done with his old coach from Sheffield Collegiate series. In the first test there was too much change in Root's technique, while he only had to go back to what he did best.
We have heard from the English camp about their desire to save time here, but all they had to do was what Root and Rory Burns did on the third day – simply braiding the conditions.The English captain hit 114 does not run out of 278 balls for his 17th century test for England
Here they found the perfect time. When the New Zealand bowlers started pumping, they dried, and when the time came to score runs, they did.
And although this was the slowest of Root & 17 Test's hundreds, it was still a feast for the eyes and a lesson for the entire team.
There was no urgency on Mount Maunganui, but here England got it on the spot. OK, this was a flat Seddon Park field opposite a Kookaburra ball and it wasn't nearly as challenging as the Ashes last summer. So we don't know if Roots problems with the Dukes ball will show up at home, but the signs here were good.
The big question remains whether the captain gives Root time to ensure that his batting is in good condition.There is no doubt that Joe Root is a phenomenal batsman and no one has wondered that
If you are the leader, you have so much on your plate and it can become very difficult to analyze your own game and work out what is good for the team.
You worry If you have dealt the right cards on your side to win a test and then, when you start clubbing yourself, your brain may become distorted.
What is best for the English team is beating Root as he did Hamilton and time will tell if he can still do that consistently and remain captain.
And if he wants to keep the lead, chicken Chris Silverwood will have to become proactive as a coach and ensure that Joe & # 39; s primary focus is on scoring runs. England cannot allow the captain to hit one of their all-time greats.is whether captaincy is in the interest of Root or crucial in England
There were good signs in the summer when Burns spoke to Australia that England had finally found an opener, but he had to make sure that he cashed in when things got a bit easier, and Surrey's captain did that in this series.
He will be somewhat disappointed because this was a chance to go on and get a double century – and those opportunities not to go too often in Tests.
When Root called him for that second point, he had have to say no. It was a carefree time when England was at the top.
Burns are still worried, but he is heading in the right direction and England has not been able to say that about an opener for a while.
& # 39; Would I trade my Champions League medal for fewer matches? Absolutely not & # 39 ;: Andy Robertson insists that the rankings do not include Liverpool stars prior to 14 games in 43 days
Congestion causes them to play on two continents twice in 24 hours
Liverpool Defend Andy Robertson has the concerns about the arrangement of the club taken away by insisting that it makes little difference to the players.
That also includes two races in 24 hours on different continents because of their involvement in the Carabao Cup and Club World Cup.Andy Robertson is not concerned with accumulation in Liverpool in the coming month month
If they were to compete in the quarterfinals of the League Cup at Aston Villa in December, they would be confronted with a two-legged semi-final, which may mean another seven games in a month.
Robertson, however, put everything into perspective by saying: & # 39; If you asked me, would I trade my Champions League winner's medal for fewer matches? Absolutely not.
& # 39; Looking at it, it's kind of a compliment. The reason we have all of these fronts is because we have been successful.
& # 39; It is an honor for us and it is because of our success and that is something that we must get the positive points out of.
& # 39; Of course, it is not ideal to play two games within 24 hours and the manager does well with that.Robertson claims that he and his teammates are enjoying the opportunity to challenge for trophies
"But we have two major competitions and hopefully in the two squadrons that we set out, both will be strong enough to try to get through.
"If not, it's a consequence of not being able to fit in enough games, but we believe that every team that goes out is good enough to win the games and that's what we have to do. & # 39;
Robertson is said to be a major beneficiary of playing fewer games because he currently manages an ankle problem that has limited his training in recent weeks.
He and h is that teammates could help his goal with the victory over Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday, because that would see them qualify for the knockout phase with a match over.
Jurgen Klopp's team fights during his 14 competitions
by five competitions
POTENTIAL DETERMINATION OF LIVERPOOL OVER NEXT 43 DAYS
November 27: Napoli (CL – H) )
November 19: Brighton (PL – H)
December 4: Everton (PL – H)
December 7: Bournemouth (PL – A)
December 10: Red Bull Salzburg (CL – A)
December 14: Watford (PL – H)
December 17: Aston Villa (CC QF – A)
December 18: TBC (WCC SF – N)
December 21: TBC (WCC F – N)
December 26: Leicester (PL – A)
December 29: Wolves (PL – H)
January 2: Sheffield United (PL – H)
January 5: TBC (FA R3)
January 8: TBC (CC SF)
] KEY: CL – Champ Lge; PL – Premier League; CC – Carabao Cup; FA – FA Cup
That would enable Klopp to rest Robertson and Mohamed Salah, who since last month has had his own ankle injury and as a result an unused replacement against Crystal Palace in the weekend.
Pausing is something the Scottish captain is not fond of and admits that he must be told to take it easy.
& # 39; I get paid to play games and get paid to train and I – and all the boys are the same – don't want to miss any training sessions or games, & he added.
& # 39; Genk at home (earlier this month) is the best example for me: I wanted to play, but the manager had made a decision. I just went to play one of them or Aston Villa and he chose Aston Villa.Mohamed Salah will occur in Liverpool's collision with an ankle injury
& # 39; It's all about managing and it happened to Mo over the weekend. Mo may have wanted to play desperately, but it was better for him to have a few extra days of rest.
& # 39; We all want to play games, but sometimes it's not possible and people have to step and tell you to respect that. & # 39;
Salah is likely to start against Napoli after scoring the winner against them at Anfield 11 months ago, ensuring the knockout qualification on the way to winning the sixth European Cup in June, but defend Joel Matip is still injured with a knee problem.
& # 39; Joel is improving, but for some time away from the team & # 39 ;, Klopp said. & # 39; This week is an important one. We will see what it is like and then we can make a decision. Nothing we can rush. We just have to wait. & # 39;
Callum Smith denied the victory over the brave John Ryder, but his performance will have given rival Cinnamon Alvarez little cause for concern
Internet cried terribly this weekend, but at admirable wise John Ryder relieved himself of continuing concern whether Callum Smith has a real chance of winning the super fight that he wants to win when Canelo Alvarez comes.
& # 39; Don't worry, & # 39; said the Mersey man who had previously convinced us that he was the best super middleweight in the world, & # 39; the greater the challenge, the better I fight & # 39 ;.
We can only hope. Believe him when he adds: & # 39; I need the fear factor to show me how good I can be. & # 39;Callum Smith retained his world title belts with a unanimous decision on John Ryder
That motivation for stomach ache was not at work before Smith came out to defend his world title against Ryder. When he started for this Liverpool fan in the second half, he was almost too late.
Ryder wavered Smith – as never before seen, let alone in his house – Town Arena – the longer it went. If the championship distance in boxing was still 15 rounds instead of 12, then one of the hardest men ever coming from trendy Islington would probably have added an extra to this year's collection of major disruptions.
Doing business towards the end, bloody with a cut above his right eye, Smith clung to his WBA belt like a man almost drowned.Ryder opened a cut over Smith's right eye while the super middleweight champion toiled
But the massive chirping of theft that followed the unanimous decision neglected Smith's winning of the opening rounds.
He had continued to act during his natural physical benefits – six inches in height and eight in range – there would have been no controversy. Instead, for whatever reason, he allowed himself to be dragged into a war by the grossly underrated and bravely degrading Ryder.
There were two or three times that Ryder was just one angry hook to drop the Goliath for him
Yet it was the unjust breadth of scoring instead of the verdict itself that provoked the protests.Islington born Ryder was successful during the middle rounds in the M&S Bank Arena
[Smith's score eerst]
Round 1) 10-9
7) 9 -10
12 ) 9-10
Total: Smith 115, Ryder 113
Terr y O & # 39; Connor & # 39; s card from 117-111 requires control by the British Boxing Board of Control. The two Spanish judges were closer to reality at 116-112, but it was more than that.
According to my calculation, Smith reached 115-113 at home, but if this is a fight, there can be no serious complaint, anyway
Ryder felt saddened of course. His trainer Tony Sims had a case when he condemned the details of the score as & # 39; ridiculous & # 39 ;. He also called for a review of the assessment system and a rematch. Neither is likely.
Smith & # 39; s trainer Joe Gallagher said: & # 39; Callum won right away and we continue. & # 39; To what? & # 39; Hopefully Canelo, & # 39; said the youngest of the four fighting Smith brothers from Liverpool and added: & # 39; If that means going to Las Vegas in May, I'll grab my hands for the chance. & # 39;
It is the left hands that split his eyebrow and occasionally shot his legs that should be remembered. If Cinnamon or Gennady Golovkin ends up with their strength on the hooks, there can be serious problems.Smith lands a right hook during the WBA World, WBC Diamond & Ring Magazine title bout
Gallagher is right to remind us that his bizarre long super-middleweight deserves respect for an undefeated career in which the exceptional achievement came with the emphatic victory over George Groves to land its world title.
Cinnamon or Golovkin would inject the necessary fear into Smith's psyche, but this version that he admitted to being "not my best" would not have improved his market value in America.
Other options are a union with another of the 12 stone title holders, perhaps the o-unbeaten WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders. But it is doubtful whether one of those fights would justify the realization of his long-held dream of boxing in Anfield.
Smith & # 39; s relative inactivity of recent times – this was only his second defense since Groves stopped 14 months ago – May rust have previously put fear in this dip in shape.
If yes, the sooner and he fights again, the better. It doesn't matter who reaches the opposite corner.The Liverpudlian raised his hand by referee Michael Alexander after a close competition
World War II bomb excavated yards from West Ham & # 39; s London Stadium & # 39; raises concern that Arsenal collision could be delayed & # 39;
The bomb was discovered during an apartment development and could lead to West Ham & # 39; s at home Premier League clash to Arsenal on December 9 is postponed.
A specialized mining team will attend the site on November 25, meaning that the West Ham game against Tottenham can continue next weekend.World War II bombs were discovered just a few meters from the West Ham & # 39; s London Stadium
A 150-meter cordon with specialized police officers was placed on Friday.
A source told the sun: & We think it is an unexploded bomb.
& # 39; It's crazy to think of all the people walking around here during the Olympics and we had no idea it was here. & # 39;A specialized mining team will attend the site on November 25, meaning that the West Ham collision with Arsenal may be delayed on December 9
The area has been declared safe for the time being but the situation may change when the mine team visits the site.
The source has added: & # 39; The bomb is in an awkward position, so it can take up to two weeks to resolve it, which brings us to the second week of December.
& # 39; Between now and November 25, teams draw up a plan of what to do. & # 39;