While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Another former Oklahoma State player could soon be gracing the sidelines of an NFL team.According to Andy Patton of USA Today, Carson is expected to make the Seattle Seahawks practice squad. The former OSU standout was taken in the seventh round of April’s NFL Draft with pick No. 249.After he was drafted, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll had good things to say about Carson.“I really love this guy because he’s so physical and tough the way he ran. You haven’t heard a whole lot about him. He hadn’t run the ball a lot but when he did, he to me made a great statement of his style and a style that we really covet… He’s really aggressive. He hammers it and I think you guys are really going to like him when you see him.”While practice squad players don’t typically see the field, as USA Today’s Patton notes, the Seahawks have a habit of late round picks panning out in the long run.“Expect Carson to have an impact with the Seahawks in the future, but it likely will not be in 2017 unless multiple injuries occur to the current group.”Whatever happens this year, Carson has a chance. Especially if he can continue to make moves like this in the NFL.
Transfers ‘LA is a nice city’ – Ibrahimovic hints at MLS move Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 20:29 2/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Transfers Manchester United Zlatan Ibrahimović LA Galaxy Premier League MLS The Manchester United striker’s contract expires this summer and he has suggested that he could move to America this summer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has suggested that he could move to MLS from Manchester United.The Sweden striker is currently sidelined with a knee injury, having played just seven times in all competitions this season.Ibrahimovic’s contract at United expires this summer, and it is currently unclear if he will be offered an extension by Jose Mourinho’s side. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The 36-year-old is thus exploring his options and has now claimed that he could move to the American top-flight, having expressed his admiration for Los Angeles.“I did not know that several Swedes went to MLS,” Ibrahimovic told SportExpressen.“That means it’s tempting to play in the United States.“Los Angeles is a nice city and I’ve been there a lot on vacation. It is laid back. I think it’s rumours all the time [about my future]. When I play and when I do not play it is rumours. That’s good, that means I live.”Ibrahimovic retired from Sweden duty in 2016, following the European Championships, but he has also hinted that he may return to the international fold for the World Cup this summer.”I miss the national team. If I want, I do it. I want to feel I can deliver a good performance,” he said.”We’ll see, it’s a tough question. I want to feel that I can perform and give back. I don’t want to come just because I’m somebody. The door isn’t closed for anything.”
Transfers Balotelli invites offers from Juventus and Napoli as he plots Serie A homecoming Chris Burton 02:06 4/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gettyimages Transfers Juventus Napoli Nice Ligue 1 Serie A Mario Balotelli The enigmatic Italian frontman is running down his contract at Nice and has opened himself up to a summer switch back to his roots as a free agent Mario Balotelli is planning to head back to Italy as a free agent and has invited offers from Serie A title hopefuls Juventus and Napoli.The enigmatic frontman is running down his contract at Nice and is expected to have several options to consider at the end of the season.Balotelli has rebuilt his reputation in France following forgettable stints at AC Milan and Liverpool, with 39 goals netted across two seasons. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp He is now attracting admiring glances from leading clubs once more, with the 27-year-old intending to step back up the football pyramid by securing a return to his roots in Italy.“My agent Mino Raiola is taking care of my future. All I know is that I have matured and I am ready to come back to Italy,” Balotelli told Rai Sport show La Domenica Sportiva.“I think it’d be very difficult to come to Milan, as it would be the third time, but Juventus and Napoli are two teams that I like.”Raiola admits to having already spoken with those in Turin and Naples about a player he believes would demand a nine-figure transfer fee on the open market.The so-called ‘super agent’ told Rai Sport: “He is worth €100m, but he is a free agent so he is a bargain.”I’m already negotiating with many teams in England and Italy. I talked with Juventus, Roma, Napoli, Inter.”Making a decision on his next move can wait until the summer, with Balotelli having more immediate targets to hit in the present.He has forced his way back into contention for an international recall, with interim Italy coach Luigi Di Biagio having hinted that the former Manchester City and Inter striker could figure in his plans for upcoming friendlies against Argentina and England.Balotelli added on his Azzurri ambition: “Last season [Gian Piero] Ventura came to Nice before the game with PSG. We had a long talk, but I realised straight away that he wasn’t ever going to call me up for his team.“I deserved to be called up, though. Now he is no longer on the bench and I am ready to come back.”
A. Sánchez Alexis Sanchez not intending to retire at Man Utd as he airs future transfer plan Chris Burton 17:42 15/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Getty Images A. Sánchez Manchester United Universidad de Chile Premier League The Chilean is 29 years old and committed to a four-and-a-half-year contract at Old Trafford, but he plans to head home before hanging up his boots Manchester United are unlikely to be Alexis Sanchez’s last club, with the Chilean planning to represent Universidad de Chile before hanging up his boots.The 29-year-old moved to Old Trafford during the January transfer window in a swap deal which took Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the opposite direction to Arsenal.He has committed to a four-and-a-half-year contract with United and will be 33 by the time that agreement comes to an end. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sanchez has suggested that there is little chance of him extending that stay, with there a desire on his part to head home before slipping into retirement.He told Chilevision: “I think it would be my family’s dream.“My father who is now in heaven was a supporter of La U and I think the truth is that a lot of my family would like me to end up there.“My dad was the pillar of the family and sometimes people do things for their family as well.“I played for Colo Colo and the truth is that it was great and I won a lot of things with them, but I think people are going to understand it because it’s a dream my dad had and god willing I am going to fulfil it.”Sanchez has, however, suggested that he would like to work in the Premier League again at some point further down the line, with English lessons intended to help him into a future coaching career.Those plans must wait for now, though, with the present very much about United.A move to the Red Devils was made as Sanchez ran down his contract at Arsenal, and the highly-rated forward admits that the Gunners did all they could to keep him before reluctantly sanctioning a switch.He added on discussions with a former manager at Emirates Stadium: “Arsene Wenger was very fond of me. He told me: ‘I want you to stay because you are the best player in this team.’“However, I wanted to continue growing as a player, more so as a Chilean, because it’s difficult to get to Manchester United. No Chilean had played here.“Arsene understood it at last, we ended up on good terms, he congratulated me and there was no problem.”
Jürgen Klopp Klopp fumes at Premier League over Merseyside Derby date change Robin Bairner Last updated 1 year ago 22:39 16/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Jürgen Klopp Liverpool Everton v Liverpool Everton Premier League Liverpool v Manchester City Manchester City UEFA Champions League Videos The Reds boss has hit out at those in charge of the domestic fixtures after April’s clash with Everton was switched from Sunday to Saturday Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reacted furiously to the Premier League’s decision to reschedule his side’s upcoming Merseyside Derby with Everton.The Goodison Park fixture was originally scheduled for April 8, with kick-off at 14:15 BST.However, after Liverpool were drawn to face Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, the decision was made to bring the derby forward to April 7, with kick-off at 12:45 BST. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Liverpool will meet the Citizens at Anfield on April 4, with the second leg played six days later at the Etihad Stadium on April 10.And despite the move now allowing his side an extra day’s rest ahead of the return fixture against Pep Guardiola’s side, Klopp believes moving it closer to the first leg hands the initiative to Everton due to his side having a lack of rest.“I am already angry because the Premier League will move the derby game to 12.30 on Saturday,” he told a press conference.“I only heard it a second ago. It’s not too cool – Wednesday night and then Everton on Saturday morning.”Klopp was asked about the situation again, with a reporter suggesting he might want the game rearranged, and snapped back: “No, I want it at 9am in the morning, what the f***?”At three o’clock, like a normal game, or as usual on Sunday at 2:15 [pm]. Put it on a normal time, not breakfast.”What do you think I’m talking about? Is my English that bad you have to ask again? We play at 7:45 [pm] on Wednesday and 12:30 on Saturday.“City play [against Manchester United] at 17:30. That extra five hours means the world in terms of recovery – why not have it at 15:00, not after breakfast?“Other leagues [reschedule] the entire game for another time to help their teams prepare; we play three days later. Not too cool, we have to go the hard way.”You watch it, write a little bit about it, obviously you’re not interested and have no idea about it, and we have to deliver and I am not happy, because I’m not happy all the time and not smiling all the time.”Liverpool are protecting a formidable record in Merseyside derbies, having not lost to Everton since October 17, 2010 – a run of 16 matches.The Reds are also fighting to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League. If they are to achieve it, they will have to stave off the threat of Chelsea, who are out of Europe, and four points behind them in the standings.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State and Baylor will square off on Saturday in a Homecoming game that should be a terrific uniform matchup. Kyle, Carson and Southwell are back with this week’s picks and a look at the scores up to this point.Current StandingsSouthwell: Our favorite time of year: Homecoming + throwbacks! Ideally we would get to see the uniforms from last season paired with another throwback helmet (like the ‘80s brand helmet we saw in 2016). Since we’ve seen a new orange helmet this year, I’m leaning toward the 1977-1979 throwback helmet. Orange/Orange/White to beat Baylor.AdChoices广告Carson: Let’s not overcomplicate this. OSU will go with what it went with last year on homecoming when the Cowboys took down Texas. The 1988 Barry Sanders throwbacks with their very own Barry replica playing tailback this time around.Porter: I spent way too much time trying to figure this one out. We always see a new helmet for homecoming so I went back to the well Chris Knox dug a few years ago when he spliced together all the old OSU unis and modernized them. I’m thrown off by the Greg Gold news that came out late in the week, but I’ll stick with my original pick of OOW with the 1967-68 helmet (see below).
Manchester United Jones over ‘cr*p’ FA Cup final outing as he prepares for Hazard reunion Guy Atkinson 19:55 6/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester United Tunisia Tunisia v England England World Cup England v Belgium Belgium Eden Hazard FA Cup Premier League The Manchester United defender endured a disappointing afternoon against Chelsea at Wembley, but his focus now is on England duty at the World Cup Manchester United defender Phil Jones insists he has put a “cr*p” FA Cup Final performance behind him as he gears up for England’s World Cup campaign.Jones endured a torrid time in United’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in May, giving away a decisive first-half penalty that was dispatched by Eden Hazard.The two could come face-to-face again in the final Group G match between England and Belgium, but Jones is adamant that his display at Wembley has been consigned to history. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar “The FA Cup Final was cr*p,” he said. “But that’s football. These things happen. You move on. You have to, because I can’t sit on my ar*e and dwell on it for weeks and weeks and weeks. I’d be ready to jump off a bridge if I think like that. It was disappointing.”Can I discard that baggage? Of course, you have to. It happens to every single player, all over the world, every day. Some get highlighted more than others, that’s football.”I’m used to it now and I like to think I’m wise enough and experienced enough to deal with it and get on with it.”He’s [Hazard] sharp, he’s quick, he’s agile. And he’s a difficult player to play against. We’ve got some of them in our squad as well.”I’m not too worried about other players, I’m more worried about what we’ve got. When I look at the squad, the training that we’ve done and the games that we’ve played, I see us doing well.”England’s World Cup campaign kicks off against Tunisia on Monday at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd.