Modric and the club of legends Modric and Courtois recognised by IFFHS Isco is back in contention for a place in the Real Madrid team after recovering from the injury that kept him out of the derby against Atletico Madrid. Santiago Solari is not expected to greet Isco with open arms but he is certainly another option for the coach with matches coming up thick and fast. The next game is a LaLiga Santander encounter against Levante, and Isco could be ready for a second chance in the team. Apart from Isco's arrival, Marcos Llorente continues to train away from the main group as he continues his recovery. In total, 24 players were available to Solari ahead of the Levante match, which Sergio Ramos will sit out due to suspension. Castilla goalkeeper Moha Ramos trained with the squad which means Luca Zidane will play for the reserves. The squad will travel to Valencia on Sunday morning. … [Read more...] about Isco almost ready for a second chance
Second chance apartments
After four years in the wilderness, Kyle Coney says he has learned what it takes to succeed as an elite Gaelic footballer and is determined to make the most of his second chance with Tyrone.The Ardboe playmaker feared his inter-county career was over when he was axed by Mickey Harte after the McKenna Cup in 2015, but he marked his return to Tyrone colours with a man-of-the-match display in Thursday night’s McKenna Cup win over Derry at Celtic Park.“To be honest, back in 2015 I probably wasn’t working hard enough to warrant a place on the team, but as you get older you get a bit wiser,” he revealed.“Now I know you need to work for 70-odd minutes. Ability alone isn’t going to get you there.Ten years ago Coney was the next big thing in Gaelic football.Himself and Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea starred in the 2008 All-Ireland minor final. Coney kicked 0-5 from play in the replay win for the Red Hands, in a team which also featured Mattie Donnelly and … [Read more...] about Kyle Coney making the most of second chance with Tyrone
0 Have your say Lee Bradbury is urging the Hawks to go out and finish the job against Dover Athletic in their first round FA Trophy replay at Westleigh Park on Tuesday night (7.45pm). The incentive for the winners is a home tie in the next round against fellow Vanarama National League opposition Harrogate Town.Bradbury knows his side should already be through after dominating the first meeting at the Crabble.Goals from Nicke Kabamba and Alfie Rutherford looked like firing the Hawks into the next round.However an Alfie Pavey goal and a second equaliser four minutes into stoppage-time pegged the Hawks back.Now Bradbury is backing his team to finish the job this time.The Hawks boss said: ‘We need to go out there and get this over and done with.‘It is a game both teams could be doing without ahead of the busy Christmas period.‘We should have won it first time around after dominating the game.‘It was disappointing we couldn't see the … [Read more...] about Havant & Waterlooville must finish FA Trophy task after giving Dover second chance
James Anderson has been omitted from the England side for the third Test against Sri Lanka starting at the SSC ground in Colombo on Friday. A combination of slow spinning pitches and the Kookaburra ball have limited him to one wicket in the first two Tests, so Stuart Broad gets a chance instead. “Yes I’m not playing this game, Broady’s going to play instead of me,” Anderson said after nets on Wednesday morning. “The thinking is that with the series sewn up it’s an opportunity to rotate. “Going to the West Indies as well (in January) and with a view to that I think the feeling is they want Broady to get some Test cricket under his belt. So it’s going to be a week off. It’s been a frustrating trip for me really because you want to contribute to the wins, but I feel like I’ve tried my best, but it’s not really been a series for the seamers. “I feel like a bit of a spare part but I think that’s just the nature of … [Read more...] about England fast bowler James Anderson omitted for third Test against Sri Lanka as Stuart Broad gets chance
Steven Gerrard has made his intentions clear ahead of the January transfer window. Reinforcements are required in stage two of his Rangers overhaul and the Ibrox gaffer has revealed that certain targets have already been identified. A number 10. Someone to unlock defences. Someone with a touch of the X factor. That's what he wants most. Yet Gerrard won't have to wait long for a new face to bolster the ranks, even though paperwork means he won't be able to play until January. Carlos Pena's impending return from an ill-fated loan spell in Mexico will at least give the manager a chance to run the rule over the 28-year-old enigma. Pena took to social media this morning to inform Rangers fans he was ready to resume his Ibrox career after his loan spell at Club Necaxa was terminated two months early. But what shape the Mexican misfit will return to Glasgow in remains to be seen as does whether Gerrard will even entertain the notion of adding him to his squad. Pena's problems have been well … [Read more...] about Should Rangers give Carlos Pena a chance to redeem himself?