Thomas Partey’s father tells him to secure Atletico Madrid exit amid Arsenal talks

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 23 Apr 2020 2:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Arteta is a fan of Partey (Picture: Getty)‘So, if a club decides to sign him and the money involved is good, I will advise him to move.‘Partey’s certificate is to play and get money for development. It will be prudent for my son to make a move that will make him rich and also do investments.’Partey Sr had previously confirmed Arsenal’s interest in signing his son.‘I called my son after hearing the rumours and he told me that the rumours are true,’ Jacob Partey, who was speaking in Ghana, told Tru FM’s ‘Sports World Show’.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He told me they are holding talks between him and Arsenal.‘It all depends on the offer Atletico are demanding. If he goes to Arsenal fine, they have a lot supporters in Ghana.‘I will be happy if he decides to move to Arsenal. What they are discussing now is how Atletico will release him.’Should Arsenal sign Thomas Partey?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Partey has been told to leave Atletico (Picture: Quality Sport Images/Getty)Thomas Partey has been told to leave Atletico Madrid by his father amid talks with Arsenal. The Ghana international has a £47million release clause in his contract with the La Liga side, with Atletico trying to tie him down to a new deal. Should he sign a new contract, his release clause will rise to £93m but Arsenal are trying to lure him to the Emirates before that happens. Mikel Arteta is an admirer of the midfielder and contact has been made between the Gunners and his agent in recent months. ADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveAnd his father has advised his son to leave Spain and follow the money.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I will advise him on any day to move from Atletico Madrid when there is big money because that is his chosen job,’ Jacob Partey told Bryt FM.‘The truth is that, there is life after football. As a father, I always want the best for my son, I don’t want him to struggle when he call it a day. Comment Thomas Partey’s father tells him to secure Atletico Madrid exit amid Arsenal talkslast_img read more

Black Cats keen on Mignolet stay

first_img The 24-year-old this week moved to reassure O’Neill that he was happy on Wearside after agent Guy Vandermissen hinted he may have to leave for a higher-profile club if he is to achieve his ambition of replacing Thibaut Courtois as Belgium’s first-choice goalkeeper. O’Neill, who celebrates his 61st birthday on Friday, revealed talks over an extension at the Stadium of Light are under way despite Mignolet having two years of his existing deal still to run, and the Northern Irishman is determined to resolve that situation as quickly as possible. He said: “We would really like to try to tie him down to a longer contract.” O’Neill added: “There have been talks about that for some time, but I think we would really want to try to firm that up as soon as we could. I think he’s receptive to it.” Mignolet has arguably been Sunderland’s best player in a testing Barclays Premier League campaign to date, and the fact that he acted swiftly to silence the alarm bells will have come as a relief to O’Neill and the club’s supporters alike, although the former was relaxed about the whole situation. He said: “I hadn’t been made aware of it at all and he came up to me to tell me that he thought there was something lost in translation. “The agent who was working in the office had made some comment about it and really, if you think about what he said – I haven’t seen it first hand and therefore, it’s unfair of me to make a comment – but if the gist of it was that Atletico Madrid are a better side than Sunderland, well I am not so sure that too many people would disagree with that. I haven’t a major problem with that. Our job is to try to make us at some time or another as good as them.” Mignolet will hope to underline his importance to the Black Cats once again on Saturday as he and his team-mates attempt to end a run of three successive league defeats by beating Fulham at the Stadium of Light. They will do so with Republic of Ireland winger James McClean once again having been told to let his football do the talking. The Derry-born 23-year-old this week closed his Twitter account in the wake of criticism over a tweet about the Wolfe Tones song the Broad Black Brimmer, which tells the story of a boy whose father is killed fighting for the IRA. O’Neill said: “James himself came off Twitter before I had the conversation with him anyway, and I think he realises now. He wants to really concentrate on the game. He felt he was, (talking to McClean) but come off this and go and get yourself back to where you were, playing brilliantly for us this time last year.” Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill is desperate to tie-up keeper Simon Mignolet on a long-term contract.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Ellsworth boys’ soccer season ends on penalty kicks

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth boys’ soccer team’s return to Del Luce Stadium was far from the one they wanted.The Eagles’ season ended in heartbreaking fashion on a rainsoaked field with a 2-1 loss to the visiting Foxcroft Ponies on penalty kicks in Saturday’s Class B North preliminary game.No. 5 seed Ellsworth got a goal from Trent Mahon less than five minutes into the game to take the lead, but it proved to be the only goal the Eagles would get. Foxcroft, the No. 12 seed, scored halfway through the second half to tie it. The two teams needed 15 penalty kicks to decide the winner after two scoreless overtime periods, and the Ponies prevailed in the end.Ellsworth (8-6-1), which beat Foxcroft 4-0 earlier in September, ends the year on a four-game losing streak. Foxcroft (6-7-2) will play on the road against No. 4 seed Presque Isle (9-5) on Tuesday, Oct. 25.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Week 13 DraftKings Picks: Best lineup stacks for NFL DFS tournaments, cash games

first_imgWEEK 13 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPWeek 13 NFL DFS Picks: Top DraftKings stacks for cash games     QB Nick Foles and WR DJ Chark, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. BuccaneersNick Foles has struggled over the last two weeks since coming back into the lineup following his return from a collarbone injury. However, Foles and the rest of the Jaguars passing offense are in the ideal bounce-back spot in a matchup with the Bucs at home. Foles’ price is especially tasty on DraftKings for cash games at $5,400 – he makes for a better GPP play on FanDuel at his $7,400 price tag. There are two great stacking options for Foles in Chark and Chris Conley. I almost put Conley here for cash games given his high unrealized air yards, but I think there is enough value in other spots that you can afford to spend up for the Jags’ top wideout, Chark, in cash games on both DraftKings and FanDuel. The Bucs’ defense is one of the most extreme passing funnels that we have seen in a few seasons, and we want to attack them whenever possible. Chark has established himself as one of the best wide receivers in the AFC, and his large frame is a mismatch for any of the corners that Tampa is likely to throw at him. The total in this game sits at 48.5, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the game fly over the total with Jacksonville’s defense struggling since the Jalen Ramsey trade and Tampa leading the league in overs this season with 9. MORE WEEK 13 DFS: Values | Lineup BuilderQB Andy Dalton and WR Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals vs. JetsTyler Boyd complained about his role in the offense last week and was rewarded with 9 targets, which he parlayed into five catches for 101 yards and a touchdown. This was all with noodle-armed Ryan Finley in at quarterback. The Bengals have seen enough from the rookie and will turn back to Andy Dalton at QB, which should pay off for Boyd and the rest of the offense. There is also a chance that AJ Green returns to the lineup this week. While common sense would suggest that Green’s presence would hurt Boyd’s production, Boyd actually has much better splits with Green in the lineup. The cherry on top is a prime matchup against the Jets, who rank in the bottom-10 in passing defense DVOA this season. As for Dalton, his price point is hard to overlook on DraftKings at only $4,700. It’s going to come down to Lamar Jackson, Nick Foles, and Dalton for me in DK cash this week, and I don’t have any problems going with Dalton at this price if it allows me to spend up at other positions. Prior to being benched, Dalton was perfectly serviceable from a fantasy perspective, averaging 19.02 DK pts per game in Weeks 5-8.  Week 13 is overshadowed by the Thanksgiving slate, but the main slate on DraftKings and FanDuel is one of my favorite slates of the entire season. There are a bunch of viable cheap quarterback options – readers of my articles will know how much I love a cheap quarterback in DFS – and plenty of value at WR and TE that allow you to jam in high-end running backs in good matchups. The most popular game stack spots are likely to be the Bucs-Jags (48.5 total), 49ers-Ravens (47 total), and Giants-Packers (45.5). I left out the highest total on slate – Chiefs-Raiders (51.5) – because of how pricing of the slate could lead to this game being overlooked in tournaments. For more great gambling and NFL, NBA, PGA, and MLB DFS content, follow me on Twitter (@DFSBenj), where I’m always answering daily fantasy questions and providing more DFS analysis. WEEK 13 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerWeek 13 DraftKings Picks: Best stacks for daily fantasy football GPPs/tournamentsQB Kyle Allen, RB Christian McCaffrey, and WR D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers The Panthers are one of the best teams in the NFL to stack, and we have a nice opportunity to load up on them this week as they face the Redskins at home. What makes the Panthers offense so appealing is that their usage is extremely condensed between Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore, and Greg Olsen, with Curtis Samuel occasionally sprinkled in. Think of them as similar to the Buccaneers setup between Winston-Evans-Godwin. Kyle Allen is priced down at $5,500 on DraftKings after coming off of a three-touchdown game on the road against the Saints. He hasn’t really flashed the 25-plus point upside that we are looking for in large field GPPs, but you can still have great success in tournaments if he breaks the 20-point mark. Christian McCaffrey is rightfully priced up at $10,500 on DraftKings and $11,000 on FanDuel. What’s interesting about his price this week is that while it is extremely high, there are plenty of great value wide receivers and a cheap tight end (Jack Doyle) that make his price tag easily affordable. In addition to that, I believe that the price tag will hold McCaffrey’s ownership down well below 20 percent despite a prime matchup at home against a pathetic Redskins team that ranks 28th in defensive DVOA. I like McCaffrey in cash games, but love him as a high leveraged GPP play. You could comfortably end your stack with just Allen and McCaffrey, but in large-field tournaments, I want to go with the triple stack and add Moore. The breakout is in full effect for Moore, who has averaged 7.5 receptions and 110.5 yards over the last four weeks. His price continues to rise around the industry, but given his target share in the offense, he may still be too cheap and makes for a nice high-end play at wide receiver. WEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endQB Patrick Mahomes and TE Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs I have a feeling that the Chiefs are going to be severely overlooked on the slate this week, and it would be a big mistake to fade them in tournaments. A lot of the attention at quarterback will likely go toward Lamar Jackson and some of the cheaper options. Tyreek Hill is priced up at $8,900 on DraftKings and $8,300 on FanDuel (the most expensive WR on both sites) and is dealing with a hamstring injury. And Travis Kelce is also priced up and is likely to be overlooked with players looking to save salary at the position with Jack Doyle, Greg Olsen, Ryan Griffin, or Dallas Goedert. All of this is to say that you can stack up the Chiefs at extremely low ownership in a prime matchup at home against a Raiders team that just allowed the Jets to put up 34 points. My favorite stacking combination is Mahomes with Travis Kelce. I don’t need to touch too much on Mahomes – he’s good, play him and forget about it – but Kelce is the really intriguing play here. Kelce has been a model of consistency this season and has at least seven receptions with over 60 yards in each of the last three games, with three touchdowns in his last four games. Kelce has also dominated against the Raiders, who rank 24th DvP against opposing tight ends. He has averaged eight receptions and 112.3 yards per game with three total touchdowns in his last three matchups against Oakland.There’s plenty of strategy that goes into putting together a winning DFS lineup, and the best place to start is RotoQL’s DFS tools. RotoQL’s Lineup Optimizer is a massive advantage when you’re building lineups, regardless of contest size or site.last_img read more