Daily Archives: February 12, 2024

A tale of two halves for Chelsea against Crystal Palace but Pochettino must recognise one key detail

Mauricio Pochettino has much to learn from Chelsea’s 3-1 triumph at Crystal Palace, where his team clinched a dramatic late victory following a lackluster first half. Despite enjoying nearly 80 percent possession, Chelsea failed to register a single shot until stoppage time in the first half at Selhurst Park, making it one of their poorest halves of the season, especially …

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“One of the best…” BBC pundit Stephen Warnock makes strong statement regarding Manchester United star Diogo Dalot

Diogo Dalot is showcasing his prowess as “one of the best crossers of a ball in the Premier League,” evidenced by his sensational delivery that set up Scott McTominay’s winning goal at Aston Villa for Manchester United. Manchester United’s long-serving right-back, Diogo Dalot, is steadily piecing together his game, with Erik ten Hag playing a pivotal role in constructing his …

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Chelsea break 118-year history at Selhurst Park

Chelsea achieved a historic feat against Crystal Palace, marking a milestone they hadn’t reached in 118 years. Despite Palace taking a 1-0 lead at Selhurst Park with a remarkable goal from Jefferson Lerma, Chelsea staged a comeback in the second half. Following a seven-minute delay due to referee Michael Oliver’s communication equipment issues, Conor Gallagher scored twice, marking his first …

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MLS Ticker: RSL acquires Crooks, Rapids sell Galvan, and more

Real Salt Lake’s midfield just received a major boost ahead of the 2024 MLS season. Matt Crooks has joined the Western Conference club from English second-division side Middlesbrough, the club announced Monday. The 30-year-old signed a three-year contract with RSL through the 2026 season. “Everyone on the technical staff and in the front office are quite excited to welcome Matt …

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“Messy” & “worrying” – BBC pundits concerned for Everton amidst points deduction verdict and poor form

Alan Shearer and Gary Lineker have criticised the “messy” predicament Everton are facing, with the possibility of another points deduction looming after their appeal against the initial one. Lineker highlighted Everton’s seven-game winless streak in the Premier League, indicating that the ongoing points deduction issue adds to their current woes. Both Shearer and Lineker have suggested that they believed the …

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It’s up to Messi to decide if he wants to play in the Olympics

The status of Lionel Messi in the Olympics is still unclear, but the boss of the Argentina U-23 side has informed the star that his presence is welcome. Javier Mascherano, a former teammate of Messi’s at both Barcelona and Argentina, is the youth side’s head coach. Messi would be eligible to play in the competition, as each team can bring …

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Mbappe Real Madrid, Thuram Arsenal & more

This article was originally published on the Daily Briefing, a subscription service. If you would like to receive Jonathan Johnson’s exclusive articles via email ahead of publication on caughtoffside.com, please sign-up for the service here: thedailybriefing.io Despite a recent wave of reports on Kylian Mbappe’s future, it still seems we’re some way off anything final in terms of a decision on a move to …

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Is Joe Harris a serious target for the Chicago Bulls?

At 8-44, the Detroit Pistons have the worst record in the NBA this season. It’s been a constant struggle for the team to win consistently in 2023-24. At the deadline, Detroit made some moves and traded away Alec Burks and Bogdan Bogdanovic to the Knicks. The Pistons also got rid of some players who just were having a rough season. …

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Inept Juventus embarrassingly lose at home to Udinese

Any chance Juventus had of winning the Scudetto this season has surely been extinguished this evening following an embarrassing home loss to relegation-threatened Udinese. There are no excuses whatsoever; the referee cannot be blamed, bad luck cannot be blamed. What can be blamed are the players and their sorry performances. It would be easy to single out certain individuals, but …

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